Sometimes, habitat restoration is as simple as putting back what you took away. For years, it was common practice to remove woody material from streams to increase river flows for human purposes—moving logs and irrigating crops, for example.
The Council approved maintenance funding for a select number of hatcheries and fish screens, addressing non-routine maintenance at the Lake Roosevelt, Umatilla, and Eagle hatcheries, and fish screens in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
Stakeholders asked the Council to consider aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the new plan.
The Council is exploring a 'path to decarbonization,' which focuses on reducing carbon emissions from the economy, including transportation.
The federal Department of Energy is proposing changes that should speed the review and approval of proposed new standards.
Comment on the proposed Council budget for Fiscal year 2023 and Fiscal Year 2022 Revised by June 30.
In addition to the many challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a year that the results of modeling for the Council’s next Northwest power plan predicted an energy future that is distinctly different than the past.
Lake Pend Oreille fishing has never been better, thanks to Idaho's successful predator management.
The 2021 harvest totals reflect a strong sport fishing showing, a one-day opportunity during the pandemic.
Low cost and carbon-reduction policies favor renewable resources, particularly solar, for the future power supply.