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Why Does Salmon Recovery Consume so Much Money for so Little Results?
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 7:15pm to Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 8:30pm

Location: Smith 296/8.

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Jim Lichatowich (author of Salmon without Rivers)
will present

Why Does Salmon Recovery Consume so Much Money for so Little Results?

In spite of a regional expenditure of over one billion dollars a year, the recovery of Pacific salmon has not matched expectations. Recovery efforts have been addressing a comprehensive range of issues that make up the salmon's problem. However, two important issues are not being addressed and until they are recovery efforts will continue to find success an elusive goal.

Jim Lichatowich has worked on Pacific salmon issues as a researcher, manager, and scientific advisor for more than 30 years. He specializes in evaluation of the ecology and status of salmon and steelhead populations and the development of restoration plans in the Pacific Northwest. Jim was formerly the Chief of Fisheries Research and Assistant Chief of Fisheries for the State of Oregon. He served ten years on the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Columbia River Salmon Restoration Program, a panel of senior research scientists representing a broad range of disciplines. He served four years on Oregon's independent science team for the Oregon Plan for salmon restoration.He has worked with groups such as the Oregon Business Council, Oregon Trout, Native Fish Society, The North Umpqua Foundation, EcoTrust, The Wilderness Society, Trout Unlimited, and several Northwest Indian Tribes. He is the author of the award-winning book, Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis (Island Press, 1999).

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