Auburn Journal editorial lauds SARSAS effort to clean streams and restore salmon
It’s hard not to be impressed by the optimism of those clearing the way for salmon to return to the Auburn Ravine.
These doughty folk were planting redwoods this week, a preamble to the hoped-for return of Chinooks. The fishes likely haven’t been in the ravine since the 1960s. Members of the Save Auburn Ravine Salmon are set on changing that by restoring habitat and, they hope, working out deals with water agencies to clear the salmon’s pathway up the ravine.
It’s a political, biological and economic challenge that may take decades.
Salmon are creatures of legendary determination. So it seems, are the people working to bring them back to Auburn. Progress, though more is needed.