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Tribes to address Northwest Power Council at Spokane meeting

Joe Peone, former fisheries manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, stands at Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. The tribal government was a key advocate for a hatchery below the dam to provide more fish for  the tribe, but which will benefit other anglers as well. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Joe Peone, former fisheries manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, stands at Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. The tribal government was a key advocate for a hatchery below the dam to provide more fish for the tribe, but which will benefit other anglers as well. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING -- Salmon and power production are topics up for discussion as the Northwest Power and Conservation Council meets Tuesday and Wednesday in at the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane.

On the meeting agenda is a presentation by Upper Columbia United Tribes on proposals to build Columbia River fish passage for salmon migration upstream from Chief Joseph Dam.  The presentation is set for Tuesday, 2:15 p.m. in the hotel's Elizabethan Room.

A presentation on the Spokane Tribal Hatchery is scheduled earlier in the day and an untitled presentation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is scheduled after the Upper Columbia Tribes speak.

The council manages power issues from the Columbia Basin hydro projects with environmental concerns and mitigation for impacts to fish and wildlife.




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