The Chetco River Protection Act has not been passed into law and the Forest Service's proposed temporary mineral withdraw still faces many hurdles before it's even decided on by the Secretary of Interior. If these efforts fail, we could once again be faced with proposals to mine the entire length of the Chetco—from Boulder Creek to the Forest Service boundary. Please go to How to Help and send a reminder to Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley that we need their help. Go ahead. Please nag the Senators for the Chetco and read about "salmon ecology 101" and what others are doing below.
|Recently hatched salmon and salmon eggs from Pebble Science's Salmon Ecology 101.|
Salmon ecology 101 applies to all salmon river ecosystems. Understanding them better helps make the case for providing rivers like the Chetco, Elk, Illinois, Smith and Rogue with the highest level of protection possible.