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By Dan Rudy 

Forest Service facts spawning salmon conversation


The United States Forest Service this month released a new fact sheet regarding wild salmon populations in the Tongass National Forest, available online and at the agency’s various offices.

“It’s to demonstrate to the public just how important salmon are,” explained Martin Hutten, a supervisory biologist with the Wrangell Ranger District.

The facts speak pretty clearly for themselves. The waters of the Tongass National Forest produce more wild salmon than all other national forests combined.

Supporting these populations, TNF biologists have recorded 15,764 miles of anadromous rivers...

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