Willamette Settlement Signed by Governor

The Willamette Valley settlement was signed by the Oregon Governor on Friday, October 22, for $150 million. The CHAP habitat assessment, developed by Northwest Habitat Institute, was used to set the acreage for the State of Oregon’s position. This story has been reported in other venues like yesterday’s LA Times but the Willamette Valley Settlement for wildlife-habitat is in there (http://www.latimes.com/sns-ap-or-bpa-habitat,0,4163037.story). For the BPA press release please see http://www.piersystem.com/go/doc/1582/926947 which gives more details of the settlement, and it is also reported on CBSnews website: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/22/ap/business/main6983151.shtml