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Non-native hatchery steelhead will not be released into the Elwha River and its tributaries this year, say four conservation groups that earlier this month filed suit against federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for releases of hatchery fish into the Elwha.
Citing warnings from agency and independent scientists, four conservation groups filed suit today against several federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and ignoring the best available science and threatening the recovery of killer whales, Chinook salmon, and native steelhead by funding and operating fish hatchery programs in the Elwha River.
Hot off The Seattle Times press comes the latest op-ed we’ve collaborated on, along with our friends at the Osprey Steelhead News and Wild Fish Conservancy. Let wild steelhead and salmon recolonize the Elwha River naturally! [Article Published in the Seattle Times July 12, 2011] By Will Atlas, Kurt Beardslee and Rich Simms…