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Safety Valve: Letters from readers

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Pioneer’s pragmatic project

Modifying the irrigation system and saving water in the Wenatchee River for the preservation of chinook, steelhead and bull trout is fantastic. However, manhandling a native steelhead (a steelhead with an unclipped adipose fin, as shown in the photo published Nov. 29) by Aaron Penvose, project director of Trout Unlimited, for a photo opportunity is detrimental to the preservation of the fish that they are trying to protect. Washington state fishing laws mandate that native steelhead cannot…

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