Killing Salmon to Lose Money

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Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Lookout Point Dam on Middle Fork of Willamette

The Willamette River Basin once supported tremendous salmon runs. Today, less than 10,000 wild Chinook salmon return each year to the Upper Willamette River basin, approximately a 97% reduction of the historic estimates. And one of the main culprits for the threatened extinction of Willamette River salmon and steelhead are a network of thirteen dams built and operated by the Corps and located throughout the Willamette basin.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Kathleen George, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde tribal council member, about the Tribes’ and allies’ race against the clock to save the salmon from extinction.

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