With the March 1998 ESA listing of Columbia River Basin steelhead, Portland
became the first major metropolitan area to have a threatened species in
the heart of the city.
But city officials aren’t fighting the ESA’s requirements, City Commissioner
Erik Sten says.
"We’re not waiting to see what others will do, and we’re not pointing
fingers — we want to restore our watersheds. We’d like to come up with
a plan of action that responds to both the Endangered Species Act and …