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Tribal Circumstances Report Executive Summary

Topic Area: Tribal Circumstances Report

Executive summary of the Tribal Circumstances Report, which considers impacts of the Lower Snake River hydropower projects  on the Nez Perce Tribe, the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Each of these tribes is a sovereign nation, and is unique in many ways. At the same time, these four tribes have retained close linkages over the years: through blood ties; in cooperative pursuit of salmon and other food; and through religion, sharing of languages and similartity of treaties.

The Report also assesses impacts on the Shoshone-Bannock peoples, who live further upriver in the Snake River drainage, and who are more separated from the other four study tribes.

Tribal Circumstances Report

Topic Area: Tribal Circumstances Report

This report considers impacts of the Lower Snake River hydropower projects  on the Nez Perce Tribe, the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Each of these tribes is a sovereign nation, and is unique in many ways. At the same time, these four tribes have retained close linkages over the years: through blood ties; in cooperative pursuit of salmon and other food; and through religion, sharing of languages and similartity of treaties.

The Report also assesses impacts on the Shoshone-Bannock peoples, who live further upriver in the Snake River drainage, and who are more separated from the other four study tribes.

National Wildlife Federation v. NMFS, Civ. No. 01-640-RE, Opinion & Order (D. Or. Aug. 2, 2011)

Topic Area: Endangered Species Act

Challenge to NMFS' 2008/2010 biological opinion on FCRPS operations. District Court of Oregon (Judge Redden) found that because the opinion's no jeopardy conclusion is based on unidentified habitat measures, NMFS determination that operations after 2013 will not jeopardize the species is arbitrary and capricious.

National Wildlife Federation v. NMFS, Civ. No. 01-640-RE, Opinion & Order (D. Or. Dec. 29, 2005)

Topic Area: Endangered Species Act

Motion for injunction regarding 2006 FCRPS spill and transport operations during remand of 2004 BiOp. District of Oregon (Judge Redden) issues orders regarding spring and summer spill and transport operations for 2006 which he finds to be a "reasonable balance spread-the-risk approach."

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