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William L. Finley Papers, 1899-1946 Multnomah County (Or.) Fishes-Conservation
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Destruction of fish runs in the Sandy River

Manuscript campaigning for the federal government to aid in controlling the fish resources of the Sandy River. The author states that the Fish Commission and Game Commission cannot keep up with the demand of maintaining the fish runs. Document provides a condensed history of the river.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Columbia River pollution

Manuscript describing the problem of pollutants being dumped into the Willamette River and later traveling to the Columbia River where pollution is killing the fish. The author asserts that individual sportsmen and anglers have to follow the pollution laws but companies are not being held to the same standard. The author also states that citizens of Portland were initially on board to install sewage systems but support vanished once it was realized that the funding would come from property owners and not the government.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Articles and correspondence

Collection of articles and correspondence focusing on William Finley's visit with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Other articles discuss fishways at the Bonneville Dam and beaver conservation.

Oregon Journal (Firm)

Articles

Articles discussing Willamette Valley project, water conservation, and appointment of Ira N. Gabrielson as Director of Fish and Wildlife Service.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat

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