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Yakima Herald-Republic
By Luke Thompson
Saturday, July 22, 2017

But no matter how favorable the conditions, Chambers said recovery will be a long, difficult process in places like the Snake River and the upper Columbia, in part because management practices generally aren't conservative enough. He noted although it's still early for this year's summer runs, many appear to already be coming in below projections.

"I think if we don't account for some of the uncertainty that we have in our run forecast, then it will potentially jeopardize our recovery," Chambers said.

Medford Mail Tribune
By Michael Parker, Pepper Trail and Jack Williams
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came to Southern Oregon last week to gather information on the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument as part of the Trump administration’s broader review of national monuments.

Moonshine Ink
By Jamie Wanzek
Thursday, July 13, 2017

The community’s lifeblood, the Truckee River, has returned with vigor.

Skagit Valley Herald
By Kimberly Cauvel
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fisheries managers are considering a plan to reopen the popular wild winter steelhead fishery on the Skagit River.

E&E News
By Dylan Brown
Thursday, May 25, 2017

"This work not only cleans our water but provides thousands of high-paying, family-wage jobs in rural areas," Wood said. "And, of course, it makes the fishing better, which in turn drives a significant recreation economy."

Trout Unlimited has also championed similar good Samaritan legislation for hardrock mining. U.S. EPA has clarified hardrock liability protections before, but Wood said liability concerns keep his group and others from taking on major projects like flooded mine shafts, such as the Gold King mine that famously spilled in 2015.

"We're the most full-throated advocate for the Clean Water Act there is, but just some minor tweaks that make it easier to make improvements to water quality that may not be perfect is what we're looking for," Wood said.


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