Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gravel Mining Threatening the Chetco


Just a few short months after the controversy over proposed suction dredging on the Chetco environmental groups were back in court fighting to protect the river, this time from gravel mining. The groups argued that NMFS and the Army Corp of Engineers issued permits and approval for the project without considering the biological consequences of gravel mining on salmon. The Chetco is home to some of the strongest runs of Chinook and Steelhead in southern Oregon as well as threatened Coho. More information at Oregon Public Broadcasting's website:

http://news.opb.org/article/13684-center-files-suit-over-chetco-gravel-mining/

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