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Sierra Club Washington State Chapter. Comment letter:  Cle Elum Pool Raise Project DEIS.  November 25, 2014


Wise Use Movement.  Comment Letter:  Cle Elum Pool Raise Project DEIS.  November 20, 2014.


Washington Environmental Council.  Letter to Office of Columbia River on the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Plan.  June 23, 2014.


Sierra Club Washington State Chapter.  Letter to Sen. Patty Murray in support of fish passage funding.  May 26, 2014.


Greg Bohn.  Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan:  More Welfare for Agribusiness. Appearing in Calliope Crier, Yakima Valley Audubon Society Newsletter, p. 3. February 2014.


ALPS et al (10 Conservation Groups).  Letter to OMB requesting the Obama Administration not include funding for the Bureau of Reclamation’s controversial Yakima “Integrated” Plan.  January 22, 2014.


ALPS et al (10 Conservation Groups).  Letter to Interior Secretary requesting the Obama Administration not include funding for the Bureau of Reclamation’s controversial Yakima “Integrated” Plan.  January 22, 2014.


ALPS et al (10 Conservation Groups).  Letter to CEQ requesting a review of the Bureau of Reclamation’s NEPA process in preparing the EIS for the controversial Yakima “Integrated” Plan.  January 22, 2014.


The Wild Cascades  Summer/Fall 2013

    State funds Yakima Plan “early action items.”  Karl Forsgaard. 

    State purchase of Teanaway lands raises disturbing questions.  Rick McGuire.  

    Editorial:  New dams aren’t the way to address water needs.  Chris Maykut, Brock Evans and Estella Leopold.  


Karl Forsgaard.  Yakima Plan: Not yet shovel-ready.  The Wild Cascades.  Spring, 2013.


Sierra Club, Olympic Forest Coalition, and North Cascades Conservation Council.  Testimony before the House Budget Committee.  April 10, 2013.


Sierra Club, Olympic Forest Coalition, and North Cascades Conservation Council.  Testimony before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.  April 10, 2013.


Norman Whittlesey and Walter Butcher.  Economics:  Letter to Legislators on the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.  April 4, 2013.


Norman Whittlesey and Walter Butcher.  Economics:  Comments on the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.  April 4, 2013.


Karl Forsgaard.  Yakima Plan blunders on.  The Wild Cascades.  Winter, 2013.


Seattle Audubon Society.  Request that Yakima Workgroup answer questions previously asked.  March 13, 2013.


Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs.  Testimony before the House Capital Budget Committee opposing HB 1414.  February 22, 2013.


North Cascades Conservation Council.  Testimony before the House Capital Budget Committee opposing HB 1414.  February 22, 2013.


Friends of Bumping Lake.  Testimony before the House Capital Budget Committee opposing HB 1414.  February 22, 2013.


ALPS, Sierra Club.  Testimony before the House Capital Budget Committee opposing HB 1414.  February 22, 2013.


Olympic Forest Coalition.  Testimony before the House Capital Budget Committee opposing HB 1414.  February 22, 2013.


North Cascades Conservation Council.  Testimony before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means opposing SSB 5367.  February 21, 2013.


ALPS, Sierra Club.  Testimony before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means opposing SSB 5367.  February 21, 2013.


Susan Cyr (Bumping Lake cabin owner).  Testimony against SB 5367:  Yakima Basin Integrated Plan.  February 7, 2013.


Friends of Bumping Lake.  Testimony against SB 5367:  Yakima Basin Integrated Plan.  Washington Legislature.  February 7, 2013.


NCCC and Sierra Club.  Testimony against SB 5367, before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and rural Economic Development - Washington Legislature. February 7, 2013.


Wise Use Movement.  Testimony opposing SB 5367, Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee. February 7, 2013.


Sierra Club.  HB 1196 testimony before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington Legislature.  January 22, 2013.


Henderson, Ed.  Testimony on HB 1196, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.  January 22, 2013.


Friends of Bumping Lake.  Testimony on HB 1196, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington Legislature.  January 22, 2013.


Wise Use Movement.  Written testimony opposing HB 1196, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington Legislature.  January 22, 2013.


Sierra Club.  Testimony on HB 1188 and HB 1189, House Capital Budget Committee.  January 21, 2013.


Friends of Bumping Lake.  Testimony, Capital Budget Committee.  January 21, 2013.


Karl Forsgaard.  “A sense of betrayal” in the Yakima Plan.  The Wild Cascades.  The North Cascades Conservation Council. Summer/Fall 2012, pp. 10-12.


Rosemarie Calvert.  The Urgent Need to Transform U.S. Water Resources Infrastructure.  An interview with Steve Stockton, Director of Civil Works, ACOE.  Issue No. 23, 2012.


National Research Council. Corps of Engineers Water Resources Infrastructure:  Deterioration, Investment, or Divestment?  October 2012.  (view NRC news release)


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  Four Accounts Analysis of the Yakima Integrated Water Plan. October 2012.


Chris Maykut, Friends of Bumping Lake.  Five Generations at Our Cabin at Bumping LakeOutdoors West, Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs. Vol 35, No. 1. Fall, 2012.


ALPS et al (17 groups) Letter to TWS/NWF/TU/American Rivers:  Yakima Plan - Lands Component - your letter dated August 10, 2012;  Proposed National Recreation Areas - our letter dated March 11, 2012.  August 23, 2012.


Green Scissors Report 2012.  June 26, 2012


Rick McGuire.  Bumping Lake Update. The Wild Cascades, Spring issue 2012, pp 11-12.


Ed Henderson.  The Bumping Lake Horror Show.  The Wild Cascades, Spring issue 2012, p. 12.


Ed Henderson.  Wishful thinking will destroy the Bumping Lake old-growth forest.  The Wild Cascades, Spring issue 2012, pp 13-14.


Karl Forsgaard.  National Recreation Area (NRA) Proposal attracts criticism.  The Wild Cascades, Spring issue 2012, p. 15.


Flyer opposing National Recreation Area Proposal.  April 12, 2012.


Rick McGuire.  A walk around Bumping Lake.  The Wild Cascades, pp 10-13.


Rick McGuire.  The Bumping Lake tradeaway.  The Wild Cascades, pp 14-15.


Alpine Lakes Protection Society et al.  Conservationists’ comments on the Yakima “Integrated Plan” FPEIS.  March 30, 2012.


USFS.  OWNF Fact Sheet on the Yakima Water Plan.  March, 2012.


Sierra Club.  Supplemental comments on the Yakima “Integrated Plan” FPEIS.  March 28, 2012.


Estella Leopold:  Yakima Water Plan:  A $5 Billion Controversy - the good, bad, and ugly.  March 14, 2012.


Washington Wild, The Mountaineers, American Whitewater.   Letter to Michael Garrity, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Work Group.  March 13, 2012.


Alpine Lakes Protection Society et al.  26 organizations' letter to Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Workgroup Opposing NRAs as proposed in the “Watershed Land Conservation Subcommittee Proposal” March 11, 2012.  See also related documents:


        The Wilderness Society Annual Report:  Taneum Windy Pass ORV ditch, 2007-2008


        Scientists letter to U.S. Forest Service regarding off-road vehicle use.  March 31, 2004


U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Water Storage Vital to Rural Communities, Job Creation, Economic Growth.  (press release)  February 7, 2012.

“A recent BOR study found nearly one hundred potential sites for new surface storage, yet due to environmental regulations and other factors it has been over a generation since BOR built multiple large scale water storage facilities.”


Chris Edwards and Peter J. Hill (CATO Institute).  Cutting the Bureau of Reclamation and Reforming Water Markets.  February 2012.


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  Testimony on history of Bureau storage projects.  February 7, 2012

Statement of Michael Gabaldon, Director of Technical Resources Bureau of Reclamation Denver Technical Center U.S. Department of the Interior before the Water and Power Subcommittee Committee on Natural Resources U.S. House of Representatives “Water for Our Future and Job Creation: Examining Regulatory and Bureaucratic Barriers to New Surface Storage Infrastructure”

Seattle Audubon Society.  Comments on the Letter on Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan. January 3, 2012.


Alpine Lakes Protection Society et al.  Letter on Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.  January 1, 2012.


Conservationists.  Letter to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation requesting an extension for the public comment period for the DEIS.  November 23, 2011.


Conservationists’ letter to Congress opposing two new dams in the Yakima watershed.  October 24, 2011


Yakima Basin Joint Board, Letter opposing YBSA’s Columbia River pump storage concept, “CRESP”, July 7, 2011


Photos - Bumping Ancient Forests, September 10, 2011


Alpine Lakes Protection Society et al.  Letter on PEIS scoping notice for the “Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Yakima River Basin Water the Federal Register Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Enhancement Project, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties, Washington”.  June 7, 2011


Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society.  Letter on PEIS scoping notice for the “Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Yakima River Basin Water the Federal Register Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Enhancement Project, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties, Washington”.  May 19, 2011


Endangered Species Coalition et al.  Letter raising concerns with scoping substance, process, and timing. April 22, 2011


Marc Bardsley.  Flooding Threatens Ancient Forest at Bumping Lake.  The Wild Cascades

Journal of the North Cascades Conservation Council.  Winter 2011


Sierra Club.  Statement of the Sierra Club on the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project 2011 Work Group - Draft Integrated Package.   March 9, 2011


Sierra Club.  Comments on the “Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) Workgroup Agreement to Support Final Integrated Water Resource Management Plan and Related Future Activities”.  December 2010


Brock Evans.  Letter to Yakima Basin Work Group Meeting.  September 20, 2010



Brock Evans.  Bumping Lake ancient forest - One of a Kind. 

The Wild Cascades

Journal of the North Cascades Conservation Council. 

Summer/Fall 2010.





Sierra Club.  Statement of the Sierra Club to the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Work Group.  July 28, 2010


American Society of Civil Engineers.  Dams Report Card 2009:  Grade D.  America’s Infrastructure.  2009.


Seattle Audubon Society.  Letter of opposition to an expanded Bumping Lake reservoir as part of an “Integrated Package.”  November 20, 2009


U.S. Forest Service.  Letter to WA Dept of Ecology expressing concerns regarding Bumping Lake Dam expansion, and environmental consequences.  November 20, 2009


Sierra Club.  Statement of the Sierra Club on the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project 2009 Work Group - Discussion Draft Integrated Package. November 9, 2009


Sierra Club.  Statement of the Sierra Club on the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project 2009 Work Group.  July 15, 2009


Vano, Julie et al.  Climate Change Impacts on Water Management and Irrigated Agriculture in the Yakima River Basin, Washington, USA. 2009


Map, Bumping Lake proposed new dam.  U.S. BuRec:  Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study.  December 2008.


Map, Wymer proposed new dam.  U.S. BuRec:  Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study.  December 2008.


Water Conservation opportunities. U.S. BuRec:  Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study.  December 2008.


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  Bumping Lake Dam - Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study.  December 2008.


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  Wymer Dam site wildlife values - Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study FEIS, Volume 1. December 2008; and Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, April 2011.


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study FEIS, Volume 1. December 2008.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Comment on DEIS - Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study.  April 14, 2008.


CELP et al.  DEIS comment:  Yakima Storage Study, Draft Planning Report/EIS.   March 31, 2008.


Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society.  DEIS comment:  Yakima Storage Study, Draft Planning Report/EIS.  March 28, 2008


Harold Magistrale, PhD, JD.  Review of the Black Rock and Wymer Dam Sites Geology as presented in the Draft Planning Report/EIS - Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study.  March 2008.


AP.  Will dams again rise across the West?  Environmentalists urge conservation instead, but some officials weigh idea.  2008.


Sierra Club and Center for Environmental Law & Policy.  Flyer for meeting to discuss Yakima basin water issues.  May 17, 2007.


American Rivers et al.  Letter to Gov. Gregoire:  mounting concerns about pursuing Black Rock dam, failure to assess cost-effective options for water supply and crop values.  May 13, 2005


American Rivers et al.  Letter to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation:  concerns about Black Rock Dam, support of implementing Phase II YRBWEP.  April 18, 2003


Katherine Ransel, American Rivers.  Water Storage versus Water Conservation in the Yakima Basin.  2001.


David Ortman.  Yakima Basin Needs Watershed Planning.  Washington Wilderness Coalition (now Washington Wild).  August/September 1986.  pp 8-9


Washington Wilderness Coalition.  August /September 1986

    Battle Started Over Wenatchee Plan. p. 2

    Chainsaws and Dirtbikes for the Wenatchee pp 3-6

    Doug North.  Wenatchee Recommends Some Rivers;  Overlooks Others.  p. 7

   

David Ortman.  ‘Dams for Fish’ proposal still afloat.  Washington Wilderness Coalition.  June-July 1982.



 


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