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Seattle, Audubon, awards
Katherine Ransel, Environmentalist of the Year, Co-Director of the American Rivers Council, who played a key role in bringing about the decision by the US Supreme Court preventing the building of a hydropower project on the DosewallipsIdie Ulsh, Environmentalist of the Year, former Publicity Chair and 2nd Vice-President of Seattle Audubon, for teaching butterfly classes and especially for her role as Co-Director of the Master Birder program
Save Our Wild Salmon - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News May 2013
Save Our Wild Salmon was proud to co-host an event with partner organization NW Energy Coalition honoring two wild salmon and clean energy champions Shawn Cantrell and Katherine Ransel.
Katherine was Co-Director of American Rivers in the Northwest during this same period and led the charge for dam removal in the FERC relicensing process for Condit Dam on the White Salmon.
CONSERVATION GROUPS SUPPORT DEAL TO RESTORE WALLA WALLA RIVER FLOWS
Katherine Ransel, American Rivers 206-213-0330 Ext. 11, Cell: 206-850-5766
...,Our coalition supports voluntary solutions to endangered species listings - solutions that restore sustainable fisheries while promoting vibrant local economies,, said Katherine Ransel, senior counsel for American Rivers. ,We have learned these goals are not mutually exclusive but interdependent.
Paddler Magazine Online : Utility Agrees to Remove Dam on White Salmon
"Anything else was prohibitively expensive and in any event, there was always going to be some sedimentation from the removal process," says Katherine Ransel, northwest regional director for American Rivers.Overall, she says, a one-time shot of sediment is an acceptable price for getting rid of the dam.
Because the decision evolved from negotiations among PacifiCorp, conservationists, the government, and Indian tribes whose livelihood once depended on salmon, the deal has widespread support.
But there have been protests from cabin owners whose homes will no longer be lake-side.In an impassioned statement to Portland's Oregonian newspaper, one homeowner said she
felt sold out by environmentalists seeking to put "a political notch on their gun."
Restoring the White Salmon is an important test for salmon recovery throughout the Northwest.
Katherine Ransel, ...
Katherine Ransel, Environmentalist of the Year, Co-Director of the American Rivers Council, who played a key role in bringing about the decision by the US Supreme Court preventing the building of a hydropower project on the Dosewallips