Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

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Brian Johnson
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Case Studies › Collections › Hydro guides › Recommended reading › Reports   12/1/1999

Dam Removal Success Stories

Comments & Filings › Laws, court cases, and filings   7/2/2021

Felt Dam Draft License Application Comment

Videos   4/17/2020

Rising from the Ashes


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Battling drought on trout waters

How we’re making key Western streams more hospitable for trout and people in the hotter, drier present.


4 Bills would jumpstart the America the Beautiful Initiative

With record high temperatures and historically low water levels, we need to conserve and restore 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030


The next half-century of hydro

How hydropower relicensing clears a path for migratory trout and salmon


The Snake needs your help

Lower Snake Dam Removal campaign is seeking applicants for the new Snake River Ambassador Program.


A watershed moment for the Klamath

Trout Unlimited and our Klamath partners have worked for more than two decades to get to this point in restoring the Klamath River and the fisheries, economies and cultures that depend on it.


In Maine, fish following ancient instincts find newly open rivers 

Dams are the single most significant factor in the decline of Atlantic salmon in Maine. Recovering the runs will only happen if we remove other dams on the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers.


Surveying what’s left of Eklutna River’s Salmon

This past fall I found myself frequenting the Eklutna River often, after plans solidified for the owners of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project to briefly return water to the river for the first time since its construction in 1955. The water release was part of the study looking to mitigate the projects impacts on fish populations.


Update from the Madison River: Anglers rally to save trout

In the early hours of November 30th Hebgen Dam (the source of the Upper Madison) had malfunctioned, resulting a 70% drop in flows.


On tap: A stronger Clean Water Act

We need help from anglers, hunters, and everyone who cares about clean water to set us on the right course toward stronger Clean Water Act protections.


Are there “good” dams and “bad” dams?

We just released an issue of TROUT magazine that focuses most of its 100 pages on the need to remove four dams from the Lower Snake River.  That was an easy call for me as editor because I think removal of the Lower Snake dams, thus giving a huge percentage of steelhead and salmon in the Lower 48 a chance for survival, will be the defining issue for this generation of anglers and others who care about native species.