Two respected biologists say President Obama must make good on his vow to “restore science” to salmon restoration
by Kevin Taylor
Like someone tilting a bucket into a sink, the Snake River pours winter into the sea. In a jumble of wilderness and mountains, nearly a thousand miles from any coast — and more than a mile, in places, higher than the sea itself — snowmelt funnels and gathers from a multitude of points, braiding into a river that sluices downhill with immense mass and remorseless flow. Don Chapman and Stephen Pettit carry this epic sense of the river as they make a rare visit to newspapers in Spokane to advocate on behalf of wild salmon.