Pinniped Removal At Willamette Falls Drops Extinction Risk For Wild Winter Steelhead; 376 Sea Lions Euthanized On Columbia, Willamette Since 2008

A program that has lethally removed sea lions from sections of the Columbia River and at Willamette Falls since 2008 is saving thousands of salmon and steelhead, many listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. The program is significantly dropping the risk of extinction for wild winter steelhead in the Willamette River, according to biologists.

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