Idaho

Restoring Idaho's fisheries could bring over $500 million annually to state economy

A study from Idaho Rivers United shows that salmon and steelhead restoration isn't only the right thing to do, it's pretty great for our pocketbook, too.

From IRU's press release:

Study — Restored salmon/steelhead fisheries could spark economic boom for Idaho towns

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2006 Removal for Bear River Dam in Idaho

Coalition members Idaho Rivers United and American Whitewater helped make a settlement promise become a reality: dam removal on the overregulated Bear River in Idaho.Read the full press release from Idaho Rivers United:July 20, 2005 Contact: Idaho Rivers UnitedBill Sedivy, IRU, o) 208-343-7481 c) 208-841-5492Bert Bowler, IRU, o) 208-343-7481Bear River dam and hydropower project slated for removalPocatello - Idaho Rivers United and other members of the Bear River Environmental

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Mid-Snake Projects Receive New Licenses

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued new 30-year licenses for five projects on the middle Snake River in Idaho on July 28, 2004. The new licenses were no longer held up by concerns over endangered species because the US. Fish and Wildlife Service entered into a settlement with project owner Idaho Power Company over post-license issuance studies and possible remedial actions. Typically, protection measures come before license issuance, not after.

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