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Following the salmon

  The Northwest salmon crisis has spawned a $150-a-year journal devoted, says its editor, to "the most significant environmental restoration effort ever undertaken in the United States." Bill Crampton, a fourth-generation Oregonian and former newspaper editor, started the Northwest Salmon Recovery Report in February to provide an independent voice on regional salmon issues. Crampton, who publishes the 15-page newsletter every three weeks, says he hopes to attract government officials, politicians, farmers, environmental groups and scientists. "We are trying to fill a niche," Crampton says. "The mainstream press cannot cover (this issue) as intensively as we can." For more information, call 800/472-8790, or write 506 NW 21st St., Pendleton, OR 97801.