A lawsuit requesting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National
Marine Fisheries Service to come up with a plan to reduce the predator
bird population in the Columbia River estuary to 1984 levels has been refiled
in U.S. District Court in Portland.
The suit filed by Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Unlimited claims that Corps’
actions of dredging and creating man-made islands with dredged spoils has
provided nesting places from which birds can feed upon endangered salmon