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

Felt Dam Draft License Application Comment

Featured topics › Videos   12/1/2020

Return to Us: Restoring Alaska’s Eklutna River

Videos   4/17/2020

Rising from the Ashes

 

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7/15/2021

Lower Snake River dam removal is a golden key, if not a silver bullet

Salmon return to the Columbia River in this 2104 photo of the fish viewing window at Bonneville Dam, the first of eight dams salmon and steelhead from the Snake River basin must pass on their way home to spawn. Removing the four dams on the lower Snake River would give these migratory fish a fighting … Read more

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7/8/2021

The Snake River basin is a climate-change refuge for migrating salmon and steelhead

The equation is simple. It’s hot. It’s going to get hotter, which is why it is so urgent to increase access for salmon and steelhead to the thousands of square miles of the most climate-resilient, high-elevation habitat in the Snake River basin by removing the lower four Snake River dams

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6/24/2021

Debunking the ‘it’s the ocean’ excuse to protect Snake River dams

The Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Wikimedia Commons photo. Science tells us that the best way to recover Snake River salmon and steelhead is to restore and reconnect inland habitat Editor’s note: This is the second in a six-part series focusing the plight facing Snake River salmon and steelhead and the scientific evidence that … Read more

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6/23/2021

Big day in Klamath Country

This Transfer Order is a critical step forward in the long slog to remove four old fish-blocking dams and re-open more than 400 miles of historic habitat for the Klamath’s struggling salmon and steelhead runs.

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6/17/2021

The science is clear: Snake River dams kill too many fish

If you’re wondering why salmon and steelhead populations in the Snake River are in trouble, the answer is obvious to me and many, many other scientists working on this issue. It’s the four dams on the lower Snake and the reservoirs behind them: They kill too many fish

6/2/2021

Worrying about water

All is not right with Lake Meade. As of this writing, Lake Meade is almost 156 feet below “full pool.” It’s down almost 140 feet below its levels about 20 years ago

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5/21/2021

Snake River salmon and steelhead remain on the brink

We’ve had 30 years to get these species recovered. More than $17 billion has been spent mitigating the impacts of the lower Snake River hydro system in numerous forms. From habitat improvement, modification of the dams themselves, increased flows to widespread predator management and intense scientific study, the river’s salmon and steelhead are still on the Endangered Species List with no delisting in sight

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5/20/2021

TU buying water right on Rogue River tributary

An historic mill, and its former owner, are playing a key role in a collaborative effort to save native fish in an important Rogue River tributary. This campaign reached a milestone recently with a formal agreement to sell the mill’s historic water right to Trout Unlimited, with two years to raise the funding.

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4/13/2021

Snake River named ‘most endangered’ by American Rivers

Photo by Eric Crawford. TU has worked for years to restore salmon and steelhead, and a dam-removal proposal is in the works American Rivers today named the Snake River America’s No. 1 Most Endangered River of 2021, pointing to perilously low returns of Snake River salmon and steelhead, and the urgent need for lawmakers and … Read more

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3/19/2021

Breaking: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses restoration of the Eklutna River

On Wednesday, March 17th, 2020, Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska, endorsed efforts to restore the Eklutna River.

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