What’s the salmon plan?


The Obama administration will soon reveal how it plans to save the region’s iconic fish.

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While everything from dams to climate change has been blamed for the dwindling number of Northwest salmon, the Obama administration will reveal plans Tuesday for keeping the dams running while protecting the endangered fish.

Many hope the new administration – with Oregon ecologist Jane Lubchenco leading its top fisheries agency – will hasten a productive change in the nation’s most expensive species recovery conundrum.

“The phase we’re stuck in now is the dithering phase, and it’s a difficult phase because we are going to have to reallocate resources. And that takes political courage,” said Michele DeHart, director of the federally funded Fish Passage Center.

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