I think I've been missunderstood. I do not advocate the removal of dams on the Columbia River. I am not sure if its even physically possible. What was done in the past is done and not easily undone.
I just point out that in building the dams we decided that electricity, flood control and irrigation were more important to us than salmon. I just thought it was a very strange about-face for society as a whole: we put mega tons of concrete in the path of salmon migration then act like we care so much about salmon that we want to shoot sea lions.
Hey! we didn't shoot the dam builders :-) (that's a joke!)
And if anyone checks out my earlier post they would know that I consider sea lions dangerous enough to keep my distance. That doesn't mean I have any contempt for sea lions, I appreciate them they same way I apppreciate all creatures, and most humans.
[quote=magooch]So now we're supposed to do without electricity and flood protection too,