FWS Announces Revised Critical Habitat Proposal for Wintering Piping Plover

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a revised proposal to
add 216 acres of critical habitat to two of the four units previously
proposed in a rule to designate critical habitat for the wintering
population of the piping plover published on June 12, 2006.

With this


The tribes have turned their back on stewardship of wild salmon recovery by agreeing to not legally enforce environmental laws associated with dam operations such as water temperature and gas bubble disease or dam removal as a necessary salmon recovery action. By joining the Bush administration salmon


Bill McMillan is doing some deep dig research on the history of Columbia River salmon and steelhead runs and the places where they use to be. This is article is not recommended for those that are not resistant to flashes of anger and malice.

I came on an interesting historic reference from Evermann

Hatcheries Change Salmon

Three published studies zero in on changes in hatchery reared chinook and compare them to wild chinook. They found that hatchery chinook are changed by hatchery rearing; they diverge from the wild form in ways that affect their physical form, behavior, and survival.

Wild salmon and steelhead

Shallow gas wells could mean big impact on state land

Money is a powerful thing. Powerful enough to change mindsets. Powerful enough to transform environmental gems into industrial sites.
Powerful enough to open up 75,000 acres of state forest to natural gas drilling.
Late last month, the state Department of Conservation

Panel OKs bill to protect Wyo Range

WASHINGTON -- Despite protests by some senators worried about world energy production, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill Wednesday putting 1.2 million acres of the Wyoming Range off-limits to future oil and gas production.
Sen. John Barrasso introduced the bill

More CBM water in Powder River Basin treated

CHEYENNE - More groundwater extracted by coalbed methane operators in the Powder River Basin is being cleaned so it can be discharged into river drainages, and the trend should continue as operators move into areas of the basin where water quality worsens.
Last year, gas companies treated about