2000 against NMFS, saying the agency’s biological opinion of the

controversial channel deepening project lacked scientific foundation
could harm juvenile salmon traveling through the river’s estuary. While
the results of the suit may be unknown at this time, other efforts
purchase estuary lands are moving forward.
The Columbia Land Trust, a non-profit organization located in Vancouver,
Wash. recently received $999,000 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife and $6.1
million in matching money, which it will use to purchase about 1,500
acres of wetlands and

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