"Fish are to the northwest what wheat is to Kansas. Fish are the big integrator. They spawn 900 miles inland and they travel to the ocean all along the coast. They bind this region together." --Ed Chaney, Idaho fishery consultant

"Salmon are part of the heart and soul of the Pacific Northwest. They have defined its history, and its culture, and hopefully its future." --Will Stelle Jr., National Marine Fisheries Service

Salmon Mortality in 1996:

Out of approximately 1000 native anadromous stocks in Oregon, Washington and California, 106 are extinct and 314 are at risk of extinction. Currently, hatcheries produce two-thirds of the salmon in the Columbia.

The Columbia Basin in 1770
The Columbia Basin in 1940
The Columbia Basin Now
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Updated:Thursday, 04-Feb-2010 21:19:26 PST
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