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Feds Team Up With a Company to Protect 17 Threatened Fish Species

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Science  21 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5478, pp. 385
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5478.385

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For several years now, road runoff and erosion stemming in part from the operations of the Plum Creek Timber Co. have choked Elk Creek, known as the best bull trout spawning stream in the West, with sediment, raising fears of even further decline in this endangered species. Now, in an effort to mitigate its harmful effects and avert regulatory action, Plum Creek has designed a Native Fish Habitat Conservation Plan covering 17 fish species, including the bull trout.

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