Council Meeting

March 13 - 14, 2018

Council Office 851 SW 6th Ave, Suite 1100

Tuesday, March 13

Fish and Wildlife Committee – large conference room 9:30am

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Power Committee – small conference room – 9:00am

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Council Meeting – large and small conference rooms – 1:30pm

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  1:30 – 1:45pm Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs Committees: Guy Norman, chair, Fish and Wildlife Committee; Tim Baker, chair, Power Committee; and Bill Booth, chair, Public Affairs Committee.
1. 1:45 – 2:45pm Remarks by Elliot Mainzer, Administrator and CEO, Bonneville Power Administration.
  2:45 – 3:00pm Break
2. 3:00 – 3:30pm Presentation by Chelan Public Utility District and Washington Department on Fish and Wildlife Upper Columbia Spring Chinook migration and passage: Alene Underwood and Lance Keller, Chelan County PUD; and Andrew Murdoch, WDFW.
3. 3:30 – 4:00pm Presentation on Snohomish County Public Utility District Integrated Resource Plan (IRP): Anna Berg, Snohomish County PUD.

The Executive Committee and the Public Affairs Committee will meet at the close of business on Tuesday, March 13

Wednesday, March 14

Continuation of Council meeting - large and small conference rooms – 9:00am

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4. 9 – 9:30am Discussion of Fish and Wildlife Program Amendment issues and process: Patty O’Toole, program implementation manager.
5. 9:30 – 9:45am Council decision on Project Review: Mark Fritsch, manager, project implementation.Proposal #2017-005-00. Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative Columbia River Basin Projects
6. 9:45 – 10:15am Update on use of story maps for fish and wildlife information:  Nancy Leonard, fish, wildlife and ecosystem monitoring and evaluation manager, and Mark Fritsch.
  10:15 – 10:30am Break
7. 10:30 – 11:30am Briefing on Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead returns for 2017 and run forecasts for 2018: Dan Rawding, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife;  Paul Kline Idaho Department of Fish and Game; and Brian Burke, NOAA NW Fisheries Science Center.
8. 11:30am Council Business:
    Public comment on any issue before the Council.