Oregon Leadership Key to Achieving Regional Salmon Recovery Solution

February 17, 2020

February 16, 2020
Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Portland — Oregon has a distinguished reputation as a leader in protecting and restoring healthy rivers and wild salmon, and Governor Kate Brown continues to uphold and strengthen this legacy. Her February 11 letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee demonstrates her strong commitment to recovering healthy, harvestable wild salmon in the Columbia-Snake rivers to benefit endangered Southern Resident orcas, and her leadership toward an inclusive regional solution that prioritizes clean, affordable energy and investments in agriculture and transportation infrastructure.

Wendy McDermott, Northwest Director for American Rivers made the following statement:

“Governor Brown is standing up for all of Oregon’s businesses, families and rural communities that depend on healthy, harvestable salmon runs. Her leadership has made Oregon a linchpin in achieving a comprehensive, lasting solution on the Columbia-Snake and for all of the communities that depend on these rivers.”

“Big, bold thinking has always defined our region. We need to tap into this same spirit to build the Pacific Northwest of the future with clean, affordable energy, thriving agriculture and abundant salmon. Governor Brown, Governor Inslee and our other Northwest leaders are vital to achieving this vision.”