Kenai River conservation efforts long overdue

A tree fell in the woods and made a noise and Les Palmer did not hear it. He witnessed dead canaries floating down stream and said nothing. He could have been a voice on the Kenai-Soldotna advisory committee, spoke out against the Dan Coffey fish board when the king escapement was lowered from 14,000 to 9,000, or opposed an in-river derby, supported in-river limits, protected the river and the king salmon when there was still something to protect. Simply put if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. The comment, “spread the conservation efforts equally” advances the presumption of equality. When one component of the fishery has been limited for 3 1/2 decades and the other component of the fishery remains over-promoted and unlimited the presumption of equality is little more than a far flung fantasy. Nothing but jacks clog the weir the feds operate. Is there enough genetic brood stock left to launch any kind of king salmon rebound? This has gone on for a long time, your voice a squeak, your outrage weak.