Portland, Ore. – The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service publicly released the Biological Opinions for the Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for Western Oregon. Biological Opinions are a formal part of the planning process, and state the consulting agency's opinion on whether the project is likely to jeopardize a listed species or destroy or adversely modify a listed species' critical habitat. In summary:
- On July 15, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a biological opinion that found that the Proposed RMPs are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any of the species under their jurisdiction, and are not likely to adversely modify critical habitat for any of the species under their jurisdiction.