Frank Words

The story is about why the state of Washington may be dragging its heels on working with the tribes to come up with a plan to replace or repair salmon-blocking culverts, but in Craig Welch’s Seattle Times article today, Billy Frank Jr. has some strong comments about well comanagement of the fish is working out:

“We’re going backward, backward, backward,” Frank said. “Their budgets are falling. Their half of the management of our 50-50 split hasn’t worked. The tribes are doing lots of things on the watershed. We’ve got to get the co-managers to do more of the same.”

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