Top 10 Threats to Salmon

Top 10 Threats to Salmon

Indian Country Today breaks down the top 10 threats to salmon from NWIFC’s State of Our Watersheds report, including:

  1. Estuaries are losing functional habitat because of population increases in lower portions of watersheds.
  2. Rapidly increasing permit-exempt wells threaten water for fish.
  3. Degraded nearshore habitat is unable to support forage fish.
  4. Timber harvest has removed vast amounts of forest cover throughout all watersheds.
  5. Streams lack large woody debris.

Read the rest of the list on Indian Country Today.

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