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Main Title Restoring wild salmon to the Pacific Northwest : chasing an illusion? /
Author Lackey, Robert T.
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR. Western Ecology Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environment Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA 600-A-00-089 ; PB2001-100187
Stock Number PB2001-100187
OCLC Number 45747132
Subjects Salmon fishing--Law and legislation ; Salmon--Pacific Northwest
Additional Subjects Fish passages ; Salmon ; Runs ; Endangered species ; Restoration ; Pacific Northwest Region(United States) ; Policies ; Natural resources management ; Population trends ; Fisheries management ; Wild salmon
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-A-00-089 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/09/2001
NTIS  PB2001-100187 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 69 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
Throughout the pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and the Columbia Basin portion of British Columbia), many wild salmon 'stocks' (a group of interbreeding individuals that is roughly equivalent to a 'population') have declined and some have extirpated. There have been substantial efforts to restore some runs of wild salmon; few have shown much success. Society's failure to restore wild salmon can be described as a policy conundrum that is characterized by: (1) claims by nearly everyone to be supportive of restoring wild salmon runs; (2) competing societal priorities which are at least partially mutually exclusive; (3) the region's rapidly growing human population and its pressure on all natural resources (including salmon and their habitats); (4) entrenched policy stances in the salmon restoration debate, usually supported by established bureaucracies; (5) society's expectation that experts can solve the salmon problem; (6) use of experts and scientific 'facts' by political proponets to bolster their policy positions; (7) inability of salmon scientists to avoid being placed in particular policy or political camps; and (8) policy positions that are couched in scientific terms or scientific imperatives rather than value-based societal preferences. Even with definitive scientific knowledge - and scientific knowledge will never be complete or certain - restoring most wild salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest would be an arduous and unlikely proposition.
Cover title. "Modified from a lecture presented at the conference: 'What We Don't Know About Pacific Northwest Fish Runs: An Inquiry into Decision-Making,' Portland State University, July 7-8, 2000, Portland, Oregon."--title page. "The views and opninions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of any organization."--title page. Bibliographical resources included.