Created on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:00 | Written by Jennifer Anderson |
Management plan shoots cormorants to save Columbia salmon
In response, the Audubon Society of Portland just announced its intent to sue the Corps over the action.
“We are deeply disappointed that despite more than 145,000 comments opposing this decision, the federal government has chosen to move forward with the wanton slaughter of thousands of protected birds,” Audubon Society of Portland Conservation Director Bob Sallinger said in a statement.
“Rather than addressing the primary cause of salmon decline, the manner in which the Corps operates the Columbia River Hydropower System, the Corps has instead decided to scapegoat wild birds and pursue a slaughter of historic proportions. Sadly, this will do little or nothing to protect wild salmon, but it will put double-crested cormorant populations in real jeopardy.”