The Washington State Forest Practices Board has amended the state’s
current salmonid emergency rule to increase protection for bull trout listed
under the Endangered Species Act.
The new emergency rule, effective Nov. 18, will protect Washington’s
Upper Columbia steelhead, Snake River steelhead, Lower Columbia steelhead
and Columbia River bull trout, said Stephen Bernath, spokesman for the
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources.
The emergency rule will require additional …