Farmers in Oregon and Washington are being offered cash to idle streamside
acreage and improve its value as habitat for salmon and trout listed under
the Endangered Species Act.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Gary Locke made separate
announcements during this past week that their states have entered into
partnerships with the federal government that could steer up to $500 million
toward the protection of salmon and trout-bearing streams.
The agreements take …