Pacific Salmon States Letter to President Obama
watermap.thumbOn May 1st, 2009, over 30 organizations and businesses, representing hundreds of thousands of individuals across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Alaska, signed a letter to President Obama that continued the call for his leadership on salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

The letter urges President Obama to lead the Pacific salmon states region "away from the divisive politics of the past and toward a durable plan for the future by convening a “solutions” table — a forum that brings regional stakeholders together to create a real recovery blueprint that will restore the Columbia Basin’s wild salmon and steelhead runs to vibrant, self-sustaining levels."

The Signers:
Pat Ford
Executive Director
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition
Boise, Idaho Bill Arthur
Deputy Field Director
Sierra Club
Seattle, Washington Jim Adams
Executive Director, Pacific Region
National Wildlife Federation
Seattle, Washington Bill Sedivy
Executive Director
Idaho Rivers United
Boise, Idaho Liz Hamilton
Executive Director
Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
Oregon City, Oregon Norman E. Ritchie
Government Affairs Director
Association of Northwest Steelheaders
Portland, Oregon Raelene Gold
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
Shoreline, Washington R.P. Van Gytenbeek
Federation of Fly Fishers
Livingston, Montana Dustin Aherin
Citizens for Progress
Lewiston, Idaho Joe Scott
International Conservation Director
Conservation Northwest
Bellingham, Washington Rachael Osborn
Executive Director
Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Spokane, Washington Rich Simms
Wild Steelhead Coalition
Kirkland, Washington Bert Bowler
Independent Advocate
Snake River Salmon Solutions
Boise, Idaho Rick Johnson
Executive Director
Idaho Conservation League
Boise, Idaho Brent Fenty
Executive Director
Oregon Natural Desert Association
Bend, Oregon Gary McFarlane
Friends of the Clearwater
Moscow, Idaho

Sara Patton
Executive Director
NW Energy Coalition
Seattle, Washington Glen H. Spain
Northwest Regional Director
Pacific Coast Federation of
Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)
Eugene, Oregon Patti Goldman
Vice President of Litigation
Seattle, Washington Jim Wells
Salmon For All
Astoria, Oregon Dale Kelley
Executive Director
Alaska Trollers Association
Juneau, Alaska Brian Beffort
Associate Director
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Reno, Nevada Brett Swift
American Rivers, NW Regional Office
Portland, Oregon Thomas O'Keefe, PhD
Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director
American Whitewater
Seattle, Washington Robert Gaudet
Nevada Wildlife Federation
Reno, Nevada Bill Boyer
Idaho Steelhead and Salmon Unlimited
Boise, Idaho Brett VandenHeuvel
Executive Director
Columbia Riverkeeper
Hood River, Oregon John Devoe
Executive Director
WaterWatch of Oregon
Portland, Oregon Travis Williams
Executive Director and Riverkeeper
Willamette Riverkeeper
Portland, Oregon Aaron Longton
Port Orford Ocean Resource Team
Port Orford, Oregon Cherie Barton
Idaho Wildlife Federation
Boise, Idaho


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