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News Archive 2005



This page provides links to news and events previously appearing on the Environment, Fish & Wildlife home page.

  • The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Proposed Coyote Business Park   (12/16/05)
    CTUIR proposes to develop, build and manage a light industrial and commercial business park known as the Coyote Business Park. The proposed Coyote Business Park would be located on a 520-acre site south of Interstate 84 at Exit 216, and west of South Market Road, approximately seven miles east of Pendleton, Oregon on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. More....

  • Partnership developed with Forest Service for Fish & Wildlife Project Proposals   (12/05/05)
    A Partnership Agreement has been developed between the Forest Service and BPA that enables National Forests alone, or in cooperation with other entities to fund proposed projects on National Forest System (NFS) lands for BPA funding under the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. More....

  • Additional Information & Responses to FAQ?s For FY07-09 Solicitation Participants
    In response to questions from participants regarding the FY07-09 solicitation process, BPA has published additional information to supplement the existing Council project solicitation guidance document. More....

  • Proposal for Alternative Contracting Approach for Capitalizing BPA Funded Wildlife Land Acquisitions  (10/18/05)
    BPA is interested in getting feedback on an alternative contracting concept we're exploring for capitalizing land acquisitions for wildlife mitigation. Since it is a draft proposal that must undergo rigorous external review, we wanted to share this proposal with interested parties as early as possible. BPA is very interested in hearing your feedback as to whether it addresses some of the issues that have led to a perceived slowing of mitigation efforts resulting from implementation of our capitalization policy. You may submit your comments on line. If you have questions about the proposal, please contact Lydia Grimm at (503) 230-3528 or e-mail her at ltgrimm@bpa.gov.

  • Comment accepted on Willow Creek Winds Project (10/18/05)
    Invenergy LLC submitted an interconnection request to BPA for up to 180 megawatts (MW) of power generated from the proposed Willow Creek Winds Project located in Gilliam and Morrow Counties, Oregon. to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS). BPA's studies proposed a plan of service to interconnect up to 150 MW from the wind project to BPA's Tower-Alkali 115-kV transmission line in Gilliam County. More...
  • Sekokini Master Plan available for review (03/16/05)
    The Master Plan describes methods by which the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department intends to accomplish recovery of Westslope cutthroat trout. More...
  • ROD Signed on Arlington Wind Project (03/11/05)
    A record of decision (ROD) has been signed by the BPA Adminstrator on the Arlington CEP Wind Project Interconnection. More...
  • Draft report on adundance trends available (03/11/05)
    "Preliminary Abundance-Based Trend Results for Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead ESUs" explores population indicators and tests track trends in past abundance. This report is referenced in the 2004 FCRPS Biological Opinion. More....

  • Interconnection request received on Arlington Wind Project (02/08/05)
    PPM Energy has submitted a generation interconnection request to BPA to integrate up to 200-MW of power generated from the Leaning Juniper (Arlington PPM) Wind Project in Gilliam County, Ore. to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System. Public comments will be accepted through February 20, 2005. More...
  • Klickitat Subbasin Master Plan available for review (01/27/05)
    This plan addresses proposed facilities, production protocols, monitoring and evaluation, and habitat improvements needed to manage spring and fall chinook salmon, coho salmon, and winter and summer steelhead in the Klickitat subbasin through 2010. The Plan also addresses research needs for Pacific lamprey [BPA project no. 1988-115-35]. More...
  • Public Review Meetings for Fish and Wildlife Costs (01/27/05)
    As part of the PFR process, a workshop on April 5, 2005 will be devoted to fish and wildlife program levels. In addition, we have scheduled several public meetings to further delve into specific program components. These meetings will be open to all interested parties. More...
  • BPA preparing Supplement Analysis to Business Plan EIS (01/21/05)
    BPA is currently preparing a Supplement Analysis (SA) to its 1995 Business Plan EIS. To ensure adequate NEPA coverage for BPA?s business policies and practices into the future, the SA will analyze whether there have been significant changes in expected environmental impacts or to the 1995 proposed action. More...



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