Advisor

Gordon B. Dodds

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (119 p.)

Subjects

Oregon Trout, Pacific salmon -- Columbia River, Fishes -- Conservation -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.6165

Abstract

This paper traces the history of Oregon Trout, an environmental organization in Portland, Oregon, from its beginning in the fall of 1983 through the spring of 1990, when it filed petitions on behalf of four stocks of Columbia and Snake River salmon under the Endangered Species Act. It focuses on Oregon Trout's efforts to preserve the wild salmon of the Columbia River as a contemporary example of anglers acting as environmentalists to conserve threatened or endangered species. According to historian John Reiger in American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation, hunters and anglers have been acting in this role in the United States since the Civil War, well before the Progressive Era in which the conservation movement is generally thought to have originated. However, the paper contends that Oregon Trout's advocacy for the interests of fish rather than fishermen is unique in the tradition to which Reiger points.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25042

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