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Saving West Coast salmon

Lackey, Robert T. 2008. Saving West Coast salmon. Steam Notes. July 2008: 5-7.

Wild salmon in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and southern British Columbia are in serious trouble. South of the Canadian/United States border, most runs are less than 10 percent of their pre-1850 levels and over two dozen are listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Similarly, several runs in British Columbia are listed under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. Worse, from California to British Columbia, many runs have disappeared, and more will follow unless there is a reversal of the long-term downward trajectory (Lackey 2003).

Keywords: wild salmon, decline, recovery, Salmon 2100 Project

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Saving West Coast salmon
Electronic Publish Date: May 12, 2009
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May 12, 2009

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