OSU 'snapshot' of state's salmon available to the public


CORVALLIS - Why are many types of salmon in trouble in Oregon and what can Oregonians do about it?

These questions and many others are addressed in a new Oregon State University Extension Service publication, "A Snapshot of Salmon in Oregon." The 24-page tabloid is available to the public at no charge, and an electronic version is on the worldwide web at: eesc.orst.edu/salmon/.

"The goal of this publication is simple: to promote thoughtful conversation among the citizens of Oregon," say OSU President Paul Risser and Extension Service Director Lyla Houglum in the publication's introduction.

The non-technical publication "presents many points of view to give citizens a broad picture of the salmon issue, with its biological, economic and social sides," add Risser and Houglum.

The publication is broken into three sections with articles that provide background information about Oregon's various kinds of salmon, examine human activities and natural forces that affect them, and highlight restoration efforts. The tabloid will be inserted in several of the state's larger newspapers in the coming weeks.

To order a copy of the tabloid, EM 8722, call 1-800-561-6719 or write: Publication Orders, Extension and Station Communications, OSU, 422 Kerr Administration, Corvallis, OR 97331-2119.