Media Contact: Office of the Secretary
For Immediate Release: August 31, 1978

Secretary Cecil D. Andrus announced today that he will visit the Pacific Northwest in September to review the status of salmon and steelhead runs and to make an official visit to the Quinault Indian Reservation

"There is a growing concern for the condition of the fishery and I want to take the opportunity not only to review its current status but also to obtain first-hand reports about the future of the runs from Federal, State and Tribal representatives," Andrus said.

The visit, which will begin September 22, will take the Secretary to Seattle for an airport press conference and then on to Lewiston, Idaho. From Lewiston, the Secretary and his party will helicopter to Little Goose and Lower Granite Dams to be briefed by fishery experts and to inspect fish passage facilities at the Dams.

The Secretary, accompanied by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Forrest Gerard, will visit the Quinault Indian Reservation on September 25 to tour the Reservation and to discuss the Reservation's timber management practices with Indian leaders.