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Salmon Reintroduction: There’s More To The Story
The idea to reintroduce salmon above Washington’s Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams has been making headlines lately. Understandably, Native American Tribes near those dams are leading the charge. They have been most affected by the salmon loss caused by the dams’ construction. The Tribes maintain that reintroduction and passage—getting the fish past these towering dams—is newly feasible. It must be done, they argue, to “right old wrongs.” This is an emotionally appealing argument, but it leaves out vital history and context.
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