The Maine Event: Worumbo Receives LIHI Certification

The Low-Impact Hydropower Institute' s (LIHI) governing board voted unanimously on May 20th to certify the Worumbo hydroelectric dam, located on Maine' s Androscoggin River. The facility, owned and operated by the Miller Hydro Group, became Maine' s first hydroelectric project and the tenth project nationwide to receive certification as a low impact dam from LIHI, which began giving certifications in March 2001.


Hatchery Policy to Determine Future of Wild Salmon Runs

You may have seen our billboards up in Sacramento (on I-80 East near Leisuretown), Seattle (corner of 4th and Cherry), and Portland (corner of Burnside and NW 22nd).

Whether or not you've seen the billboards, you should visit the Why Wild website to learn:

  • Why wild salmon are special and important
  • Why a proposed federal hatchery policy does not protect wild salmon
  • What you can to restore protections to wild salmon.

A recent press release:

Trout Unlimited's Statement on Federal Salmon Hatchery Policy

See Trout Unlimited's blueprint for 21st century hatchery reform.

Statement on Federal Salmon Hatchery Policy

4/29/2004 -- Washington -- North America' s largest trout and salmon organization, Trout Unlimited (TU), today criticized a proposal by the federal government to count hatchery fish in determining whether to protect salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act.