In the Media

Environmental groups urge update of Columbia River Treaty

Bend Bulletin

Pacific Northwest groups representing conservation, clean energy, wildlife, fish and other interests are urging U.S. officials to modernize the Columbia River Treaty to avoid what they describe as an ecosystem collapse.

Scientists work to keep Oregon’s Crater Lake clear for years to come

Bend Bulletin

Though it fluctuates from year to year, the clarity of Crater Lake has remained uncompromised for decades. But other changes are afoot, many of them wrought by a warming climate. Some of these changes have profound implications for the lake’s ecology — and perhaps for its iconic appearance.

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION HAVING GOOD FINANCIAL YEAR; MORE MONEY COMING FOR FISH/WILDLIFE, FISH ACCORDS TO BE EXTENDED

Columbia Basin Bulletin

An 8.7 percent bump in the Bonneville Power Administration’s Fish and Wildlife budget in fiscal year 2024-25 is the largest increase for fish and wildlife since 2010. The increase will give the power marketing agency, which pays for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, more flexibility to “get things done.”

ODFW to remove fishing bag limits at Haystack Reservoir

Bend Bulletin

The limits have been removed because of a planned emptying of the reservoir due to required maintenance of the dam gates. Draining the reservoir will result in extremely low pool conditions and water quality that is unsuitable for gamefish.

Editorial: What should Bend parks do to protect the river?

Bend Bulletin

The river plan aims to better manage river access. Access is being barred in some places. Some areas are being restored to be more natural. Access is being improved in other areas in a way that is workable for users and healthier for the river.