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The Legacy of Lonesome Larry

Sockeye entered the Columbia River this week, beginning a 900-mile migration that very nearly ended 20 years ago.

Only four Snake River sockeye made their way through eight dams and past nets and predators in 1992, a year after the fish that makes its home in Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley was listed as endangered. Only one male completed the final climb up the Snake and Salmon rivers to a weir on Redfish Lake Creek.....Lonesome Larry.

Lonesome Larry became the symbol of the entire Snake and Columbia salmon restoration program.

Read more here:

LINK (via: The Idaho Statesman)

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