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A ‘wake-up call:’ conservation efforts for wild salmon and steelhead are failing

Emma Coke, News Reporter
September 6, 2023

Around 16 million wild salmon and steelhead used to return to the Columbia River Basin at the Bonneville Dam, but by the 1970s, it fell to less than 1 million, causing conservation efforts to commence. Starting...

Oak Creek, a 3.5 long tributary of Marys River in Corvallis, Ore., sits still on a brisk morning on Oct. 3. Oak Creek has a significant impact on the local environment but human pollution has warmed the water temperature and affected the various organisms that live in it.

On Oak Creek, ‘what we do upstream affects downstream’

Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
October 15, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that baptisms in Oak Creek were performed by Euro-American settlers. A previous version incorrectly stated that these baptisms were done by the Kalapuya tribe. Oak...

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