Restoring Oregon's Willamette Basin

October 13, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Michael Milstein’s piece in The Oregonian is notable if only because of the terrific illustration that shows the many projects underway to help wild salmon migrate into Willamette River headwaters. “It will take hundreds of millions of dollars worth of engineering, technology and habitat repair, nearly half funded by ratepayers who get hydroelectric power from the dams. Federal biologists are calling for systems that haven’t been devised yet to shunt fish past dams twice as high as those on the Columbia.”