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“Fishing” for New Oregon Wilderness Protections in Congress

September 13, 2007

It's been called one of the finest salmon runs on the West Coast, and now, the Copper Salmon region in Southern Oregon is one step closer to permanent wilderness protection. Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio introduced the Copper Salmon Wilderness Act this week, which would set aside more than 13,000 acres in the Siskiyou National Forest. Mike Beagle with Trout Unlimited says the designation would protect habitat and boost the economy.

"We're looking at the health of the fishery, and of the local economy, helping to retain what the coastal community has in terms of a fishing and tourist-based economy."

Beagle says the bill is getting widespread local support from the business community, government, conservation and sportsmen's groups. He adds sport and commercial fishing contribute hugely to the area economy, and feels this bill would help protect those struggling interests.

"If you want great fishing, you'd better protect the habitat."

Dondrea Warner/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - OR