This acclaimed volume offers a key to understanding the historic roots of one of today's most closely watched environmental issues, the fate of salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
For this first documentary history of the salmon crisis, knowledgeable observers of salmon history have chosen and commented upon the documents that they feel most clearly reveal the causes and implications of today's crisis. The eighty documents span a period of 140 years and address such issues as habitat, hatcheries, dams, fisheries, Indian fishing rights, and watershed management. Together, these mileposts in the sorry journey of the salmon provide a compelling perspective on an environmental crisis of growing national concern.
About Joseph Cone
Joseph Cone is a science writer and the assistant director of communications of Oregon Sea Grant. He is the author of A Common Fate: Endangered Salmon and The People of the Pacific Northwest (Henry Holt, 1995; paperback Oregon State University Press, October 1996).
About Sandy Ridlington
Sandy Ridlington is managing editor of Oregon Sea Grant.