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NCAP is the leading Northwest voice for alternatives to pesticides.

Our Mission: The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.


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    Recovering Salmon in the Willamette Basin:
    the need to address pesticides and other toxins

    (by Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director) The Willamette Basin has sustained salmon and steelhead (salmonids) for fifteen million years. Despite their recognized economic, cultural and ecological significance, fish populations are in trouble. Hope for recovery rests on a concerted, broad-based effort to implement actions in a recently developed recovery plan.[1] 
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    Rally for Water and Wildlife

    Water is truly the source for all life. Where would we be without clean water to drink? Let’s spare a few minutes to think about our fish. Oregon salmon and steelhead pass through urban, farm and forest lands during their freshwater residencies. Fry like to hang out in low-flow areas where pesticides can concentrate. In some watersheds, multiple pesticides commingle in streams downstream of urban and agricultural areas, and anything living in the water can’t avoid exposure.
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