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Cormorants Disappear Amid Corps’ Culling Program

June 20, 2017

Professor and Earthrise attorney, Dan Rohlf, has been fighting against a controversial federal cormorant culling program under which federal agents could eventually kill as many as 11,000 adult double-crested cormorants and destroy even more nests in the estuary of the Columbia River as part of a plan to save native salmon. This summer thousands of cormorants have left the nesting grounds along the Columbia River amid the Corp’s plan to shoot and kill the birds.

“This year’s events demonstrate that the Corps’ cormorant killing program is not wise policy. Plus, Judge Simon found that the Corps violated the law in adopting this ill-conceived plan, ” said Rohlf. 

 

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