Thursday, March 31, 2011
From the Columbia River to Seattle's Urban Green River Wild Steelhead Populations Try to Hang On
In rivers throughout the Northwest, from the mighty Columbia to Seattle's urban Green River, wild steelhead populations are desperately hanging on. Listed as threatened, even hatchery efforts to increase their numbers are failing. Habitat loss, dams, and warming waters caused by climate change, appear to be sealing their fate. In this week’s Green Acre Radio, Martha Baskin visits the Soos Creek Hatchery on the Green River and talks with wild steelhead advocates including veteran fisheries biologist, Don Chapman, who’s been monitoring the situation for fifty years.