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Watershed and Fish Habitat Degradation, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session on Watershed and Fish Habitat Degradation on Public Lands and National Forests in the Pacific Northwest, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, March 11, 1993   [open pdf - 59MB]

This is March 11, 1993 hearing on "Watershed and Fish Habitat Degradation" held before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Bruce F. Vento: "Today, of course, we're focusing on one important aspect of that in terms of the land management and the impact on the fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. The American people have a spectacular natural resource, the salmon and steelhead runs that extend from the Pacific to central Idaho. Two summers ago I stood on the banks of a small stream in the Chamberlain Basin, in the heart of Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return wilderness and watched a Chinook king salmon, a beat-up fish, that had traveled almost a thousand miles from the ocean to return to it is birthplace to spawn. I felt a sense of awe, as I'm sure most of you would standing in my shoes, witnessing this phenomenon, because this salmon was one of only a few left in a salmon run that some time ago numbered in the thousands. If we were to go back to that same spot this summer we may not see any salmon at all." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: George Leonard, Michael Penfold, Michael F. Tillman, Gary Edwards, Bob Doppelt, Chris Frissell, Pat Higgins, John F. Palmisano, Thomas J. Cassidy, Thane Tiensen, Ray J. White, and George G. Ice.

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Serial No. 103-10
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Date:
1993
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Public Domain
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