Fish & Wildlife Program Funding (Inst Recommend 4)


Transfer BPA fish and wildlife funding in trust to the Department of the Interior for the time it takes to establish a new entity composed of the fishery agencies and tribes.

The state and federal fishery agencies and tribes are the primary entities with responsibility to protect fish and wildlife. In order to link authority with this responsibility, BPA should transfer an amount of funding to be negotiated, including resources provided under cooperative agreements with other agencies, for meeting specified goals and objectives for basin anadromous fish. The fishery agencies and tribes should report annually to the region on the achievement of goals and objectives, with funding contingent upon achievement of agreed-upon biological objectives.


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