Program should support successful hatchery projects
Protection. Mitigation. Enhancement. These are powerful words that regional tribes have taken to heart as they fight to overcome the damage done by the existence and operation of the federal Columbia River power system. These words that have become principles were not adopted in a vacuum. They come from the Northwest Power Act, which mandates a program that protects, mitigates and enhances the critically altered habitats that were once home to millions upon millions of healthy fish.