But what does “recovery” actually mean? 

Fall Chinook fishing on the Klickitat River. Photo: USFWS Pacific Region.

Haley Ohms and Rob Masonis on why the communities and ecosystem of the Columbia River Basin need healthy and harvestable salmon and steelhead populations.

Efforts to recover salmon in the Columbia River Basin have been ongoing for over three decades since Snake River sockeye salmon were first protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1991.

But what does “recovery” actually mean?

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