Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad defies order to stop work

Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad defies order to stop work

The state ordered the company to stop rebuilding sections of the railroad because it lacks a permit to put material into the Salmonberry River.

Chris Knutsen, a fish biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the company is doing work in the Salmonberry River without a permit while wild steelhead are spawning. If the company had applied for a permit, he said, his agency would have recommended the work take place after spawning season is over in August.

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