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Project Aims to Identify Ways
to Restore, Sustain Wild Salmon

by CBB Staff
Columbia Basin Bulletin - August 6, 2004

Twenty-eight salmon scientists and policy experts have joined forces in an innovative project to identify ways to restore and sustain wild salmon runs in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and southern British Columbia.

The Salmon 2100 Project has been organized jointly by Oregon State University's Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability and the Environmental Protection Agency's research laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon.

"This project is designed to be policy relevant, and policy neutral," said one the project's leaders, Robert Lackey, senior fisheries biologist at EPA's Corvallis lab. He said the participants offer a "suite of perspectives."

The project will synthesize and apply the best available scientific information to the challenge of protecting and restoring salmon runs in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and southern British Columbia, Lackey said.

The project's intent is to identify and describe specific, practical policy options that, if adopted, would successfully sustain wild salmon through this century.

To identify those policy options, the project has enlisted 28 leading Pacific Northwest scientists and policy experts, each of whom possesses recognized scientific and analytical credentials, a track record for innovative thinking about salmon and ecosystem recovery, and a demonstrated ability to think beyond the status quo.

Project participants are writing chapters for a book to be published by the American Fisheries Society in 2006.

Key project results also will be disseminated to scientists, managers, policy makers, and others as part of a regional conference (Corvallis, Oregon, February, 2005, Oregon Chapter Meeting, American Fisheries Society) and an international conference (Anchorage, Alaska, September, 2005, Annual Meeting, American Fisheries Society).

Project leaders are Robert T. Lackey, (541) 754-4607;
and Denise H. Lach,, (541) 737-5471

Project Participants: (Views and opinions presented by individual authors are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of any organization. Current and past professional affiliations are provided solely for informational purposes.) Kenneth I. Ashley, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Larry L. Bailey, Rural Resource Associates, Tonasket, WA; Gustavo A. Bisbal, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR; Michelle Boshard, Rural Resource Associates, Tonasket, WA; Ernest L. Brannon, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; James L. Buchal, Attorney, Portland, OR; Carl J. Cederholm, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA; Jeff Curtis,Trout Unlimited, Portland, OR; Jeffrey J. Dose, US Forest Service, Roseburg, OR; Terry Glavin, Sierra Club, Victoria, BC; Gordon F. Hartman, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (retired), Nanaimo, BC; David T. Hoopes, San Juan County, Friday Harbor, WA; E. Eric Knudsen, US Geologic Survey (retired), Sedro Wooley, WA; John Lombard, Steward and Associates, Snohomish, WA; Kaitlin L. Lovell, Trout Unlimited, Portland, OR; Donald D. MacDonald, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation, Nanaimo, BC; James T. Martin, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (retired) Molino, OR; John H. Michael, Jr., Washington Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Olympia, WA; Jay W. Nicholas, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Salem, OR; Thomas G. Northcote, University of British Columbia (retired) Vancouver, BC; Edwin P. Pister, California Department of Fish and Game (retired) Bishop, CA; Guido R. Rahr, Wild Salmon Center, Portland, OR; William E. Rees, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Brent S. Steel, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR; Benjamin B. Stout, Rutgers University/University of Montana/NCASI (retired), Albany, OR; Jack E. Williams, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; and Andre J. Talbot, Columbia Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission, Portland, OR.

CBB Staff
Project Aims to Identify Ways to Restore, Sustain Wild Salmon
Columbia Basin Bulletin, August 6, 2004

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