Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ignore This Crazy Talk

Yakima Herald Republic Online, By LEAH BETH WARD
"Collaboration among ordinary people, not conflict between lawyers in the courts, is the way to restore salmon to the Yakima River and keep the crops watered, a variety of speakers said Tuesday at a roundtable that drew tribal leaders from Portland and Olympia. 'We've got to find the center line. We've got to understand one another. We've got to understand our farmers,' said Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually Tribe member who has received national recognition for leadership on salmon restoration and water management. While the interests of farmers and fish have historically collided, speaker after speaker called for a new model based on mutual self-interest. "