Plan: Drop 14,000 Salmon Carcassesby News Service
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - November 15(?)
The U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plan to drop 14,000 hatchery coho salmon carcasses from a helicopter to enrich rivers for juvenile salmon.
In the past, wild salmon died in the rivers after spawning, recycling nutrients from the ocean into the headwaters of rivers, providing food for juvenile fish as well as insects, trees and other wildlife. As wild salmon populations decreased, the rivers have lost those nutrients.
The Stream Enrichment Program is part of a state plan that brings together federal, state and local groups to work for salmon conservation.
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