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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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.


Snake River salmon: “One of the defining issues for this generation of anglers”

Trout Unlimited dedicated the entire fall issue of TROUT magazine to drilling down on the issue of the effort to remove the four lower Snake River dams, the last hope for saving the river’s salmon and steelhead runs. TROUT editor Kirk Deeter talks about why he felt that was the right move.


Sprint to the finish on Klamath River dam removal

Signatories to the Klamath Basin Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, including Trout Unlimited, held a press briefing on November 12 and said they are in a “sprint to the finish” to achieve the pact’s principal goal of removing four old dams on the Klamath River. The signatories, including Tribal leaders, a representative of the ranching community, and…


What’s the big BIF deal?

What do bridges, highways, and rail have to do with wild and native trout and salmon?