In our original Shifting Baselines slide show, "Pristine?" we used the abundance of salmon in the Columbia River as an example of a slight upswing. Well, maybe we jinxed the salmon by talking about it.
"The recent 'upswing' in salmon returns is fading and was never as good as it was made out to be," said Pat Ford, executive director Save Our Wild Salmon. "Basing the new plan on the trends that we've seen for only the last few years will bring back the devastatingly low wild salmon numbers that we saw in the 1990s."
Telling figures, indeed.Posted by Randy Olson at September 13, 2004 08:31 PM