Feds Accused of Weakening Oregon Steelhead

Two environmental groups challenged the federal government’s practice of releasing summer-run steelhead trout in Oregon’s Upper Willamette Basin, claiming it prevents endangered winter-run steelhead trout from recovering.

Willamette Riverkeeper and Conservation Angler sued the Army Corps of Engineers, asking it to stop releasing summer steelhead trout until it re-consults with the National Marine Fisheries Service to address new information about the program’s long-term effects.

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