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Time running out for crusading biologist's war on dams

ALONG THE SELWAY RIVER, Idaho — As a helicopter gunship pilot in Vietnam, Steve Pettit had no rod and reel, so he fished with grenades — a blunt technique for an angler who went on to become a biologist and a champion for Columbia River salmon and steelhead. "I dedicated my whole career to trying to save them," Pettit said. "I thought I would retire before the fish went down. ... It's pretty depressing."

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