Corps seeks public input for Inland Avian Predation Management Plan; Scoping meeting set for March 14 in Kennewick

Published March 12, 2012

KENNEWICK, Wash.  – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) invites the public to a public scoping meeting about avian predation issues from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in Kennewick, Wash.

Meeting attendees will be encouraged to share their ideas and concerns for consideration in the Corps’ 2012 Draft Inland Avian Predation Management Plan. Once finalized, the plan will affect actions undertaken for management of avian predation on juvenile salmonids in the vicinity of the Columbia and Snake rivers, from Bonneville Lock and Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore., to Lower Granite Lock and Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash.  

The meeting will begin with an informal open house at 5:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center located at 7016 W. Grandridge Boulevard in Kennewick.  At 6:30 p.m., Corps staff will provide an overview of the issues related to avian predation on juvenile salmonids and discuss potential actions being considered. After the presentation, attendees will be invited to ask questions, and discuss concerns and ideas.  

The meeting facilities are physically accessible to people with disabilities. If you need other accommodations or auxiliary aids, please contact Corps Project Manager Cindy Boen at or 509-527-7246. 

For information about the Inland Avian Predation Management Plan can be found on the Web at To learn more about the Corps of Engineers and its mission in the Walla Walla District, go to


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