The city of Portland laid out steps Tuesday to work with the National
Marine Fisheries Service along with state and local partners to aid in
the recovery of Lower Columbia steelhead, a species listed as endangered
by NMFS in March 1998.
Portland is the only major metropolitan area in the Northwest to be
affected by a listing of an aquatic species under the Endangered Species
Act. (NMFS is considering listing Puget Sound chinook in March.) The Willamette
River fall chinook and five other