When compared to recent and past rhetoric and regulatory actions, I find recent information about high salmon populations interesting.

I find it interesting how dams that capture water routinely lost to the ocean while providing a lot of benefits were blamed for low salmon populations, and now it is desired to have dammed water be used to reduce potential for speculated salmon kill during a low rainfall period.

I find it interesting why high salmon populations have been found in heavily roaded, heavily clearcut, and labeled devastated watersheds like Little River and Mill Creek.

I find it interesting how high salmon populations were produced during low water years in Little River Watershed.

I find it interesting labeled devastated north coast watersheds are producing a lot of salmon, and it is speculated that good ocean conditions are the reason for more salmon.

Could it be regulators and those running restoration programs who have scapegoated users of the land for years and who promoted watercourse-damaging debris removal back in the '70s can no longer ignore historically proven and peer-reviewed science and site-specific facts, logic and common sense in justifying what they have caused to happen for over 40 years.

I find Forest Gump's simple statement “Stupid is as stupid does” very appropriate.

Charles L. Ciancio