Friday, December 27, 2013

12/27 ESA, Chickamauga, Kitamat pipe, Sally Jewell

Canary rockfish (WDFW)
Endangered Species Act marks 40 years  
Forty years after the passage of the federal Endangered Species Act, the state and Snohomish County remain squarely on the edge of that preservation frontier. More than 40 animal species in Washington are listed by the federal government as either endangered or threatened under the law, signed by President Richard Nixon on Dec. 28, 1973. Many others are listed as species of concern. Among creatures found in waters in and around Snohomish and Island counties, seven species of fish or marine mammals are listed under the act. Southern resident killer whales and bocaccio rockfish are listed as endangered. Puget Sound chinook salmon, Puget Sound steelhead, bull trout, yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish and Pacific smelt are threatened. Bill Sheets reports.

Wash. may take custody of boat that sank in harbor  
Washington state officials may take custody of a boat that sank in a Bainbridge Island harbor... officials are taking action because they say the owner hasn't taken responsibility of the tugboat Chickamauga. The state Department of Natural Resources intends to take custody of the boat in mid-January. The state could then use or dispose of the vessel and the owner would be liable for the associated costs.

Kitimat chief wants jobs for people in town expecting bust-to-boom times
A decade ago, Kitamat Village in northwest British Columbia was broke as residents of the First Nations community faced non-existent job and economic development prospects.

Interior head Sally Jewell brings outsider’s perspective to job
In her journey from REI to the Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell is learning how to navigate Washington, D.C. Lenny Bernstein reports.

Now, your weekend tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PST FRI DEC 27 2013
TODAY
E WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING. RAIN.
TONIGHT
W WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
 SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
SAT
SW WIND TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
SAT NIGHT
SE WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
SUN
LIGHT WIND. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
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