The Upper Columbia United Tribes secured over $3 million in funding in the Washington State supplemental budget for salmon reintroduction in the upper Columbia.
On the ground results also point to the need for stable funding to sustain long-term benefits.
The war in Ukraine will affect future natural gas prices in Europe, and possibly in the United States including in the Pacific Northwest.
As the Council prepares to revise its forecast of future wholesale power prices, power planning staff is closely monitoring wholesale power markets outside the region.
The Council has appointed Jennifer Light as interim director of power planning to replace Ben Kujala, who has taken a position starting in June with Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors.
Despite an overall bump in numbers, a decline is forecast for 2022
With the combined efforts of a community, the Clark Fork Delta River Project, part of the Council’s fish and wildlife program, has helped reduce erosion in the Clark Fork River delta in northern Idaho caused by water level fluctuations from
While we’re experiencing a temporary uptick in salmon numbers for now, in the long term, conditions will trend back down, highlighting the need for more information to make good decisions on where to focus recovery efforts.
On March 15, the Council approved this draft report for public comment through April 15.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has appointed KC Golden to serve a three-year term on the Council, starting March 7.