EDITORIALS: Invasive species will be a big test for locals in coming decades

<I>KEVIN HEIMBIGNER/Chinook Observer</I><BR>Eastern slipper snails take a novel approach to reproduction.

Both the Columbia River estuary and Willapa Bay are increasingly becoming front-line battlegrounds in what could be among the biggest environmental stories of the century. Both are seeing troubling success by newly colonizing species.

Grueling fights over how to control spartina grass and various types of non-commercial shrimp have been dragging on for 25 years, to nobody's real satisfaction.

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