Five Lessons From the Northwest's Salmon - Backpacker

Five Lessons From the Northwest's Salmon

A series of reports show how far we've come in protecting salmon in the Northwest—and how far we still need to go.
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Oregon steelhead

Steelhead on the Umpqua River.

As this rundown explains, wild salmon in the Northwest are better off than they were in the 1980s. But they still face an upstream battle against everything from warm Pacific ocean temperatures to hatchery fish.

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