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NW Expert: Act Now and We Can Save Fish

March 13, 2007

If you've been discouraged about global warming and its possible effects on the environment, fish and wildlife, spend a few minutes with Jim Martin. The former Chief of Fisheries for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife agrees that salmon are in trouble, but he says it's within our power to save them. Martin says recent climate change headlines have prompted too many fishing and hunting fans to shift directly, in his words, 'from denial to depression'when there's still plenty that can be done.

"We can help them survive even better, by making changes in how we manage rivers, how we manage development, and how we manage hydropower right now."

Martin predicts the Northwest will receive more rainfall and less snowpack. That increases water temperature in streams and lakes, which, in turn, affects fish and wildlife. Martin shares his thoughts on how to fight the changes tonight in a presentation downtown Seattle, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.

Martin says quick action is needed because the climate changes are happening quickly, too fast for fish to adapt naturally over generations.

"The issue isn't whether we can preserve every single population of salmon. The issue is whether we can still have some functioning salmon in our region. And I think the answer is yes."

Jim Martin's presentation, "Are Our Fish in Hot Water?" is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. West (3rd & Thomas) in Seattle. It is co-sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, Pure Fishing, Save Our Wild Salmon, and the Washington Wildlife Federation.

Chris Thomas/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WA