University of Oregon
Department of Philosophy
  • This study examines the question, "What is the value of upper Columbia Basin salmon runs, relative to the value of activities known to harm them?" ;The question is pivotal to ongoing debates about watershed policy in the Basin. The region's ecological crisis is mirrored by a deepening crisis in watershed management. On its surface, the watershed management crisis is a crisis over policy options; at a deeper level, it is an ethical crisis, a crisis over values in and responsibilities to the river…Read more