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

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Case Studies › Collections › Decommissioning and removal › 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

Case Studies › Decommissioning and removal › Videos   1/1/2001

Taking a Second Look: Communities and Dam Removal


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Klamath Reservoir Drawdowns: Short-term Costs for much larger long-term gains

The Klamath dam removal process is well underway and has received a lot of attention – both positive and negative. In some cases, outright misinformation has been spread by opponents of dam removal.


New plan aims to recover native salmon and steelhead in California, reflects TU restoration and policy priorities

For the past twenty years Trout Unlimited has worked up and down the state to improve in-stream conditions for California’s salmon and steelhead. The tactics we have pioneered and implemented in this effort have proven consistently effective in helping recover salmonids.


Free the Eklutna River

The Eklutna People envision a thriving fishery accessible by all.


Klamath Reservoir Drawdown Begins

The world’s largest dam removal project takes another step forward as the reservoirs behind Iron Gate and JC Boyle Dams begin to be drained


TU stands up for Snake River salmon in congressional hearing

Lindsay Slater, represented salmon advocates in Congress Tuesday at a hearing ominously titled, “Left in the Dark: Examining the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Eliminate the Pacific Northwest’s Clean Energy Production.”


The Way Forward for the Eel River

PG&E’s decommissioning plan for the Potter Valley Project on California’s Eel River would remove all in-river facilities and make it the longest free-flowing river in the state


A Celebration on the Elwha River

advocates for dam breaching, free-flowing waters and river restoration are celebrating the news that the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has been able to fish for coho salmon for the first time since two large dams blocking the Elwha River were removed a decade ago.


Healing the Land

For hundreds of years, the Wuda Ogwa, the site of the Bear River Massacre has undergone significant development, pollution and agricultural use. Now, the Tribe is restoring Wuda Ogwa to its organic and natural glory.


Naxiyam Wana and the Uniter

A stream roiling dark with Chinook salmon in central Idaho’s wilderness high country. A throb, a pulse of life into a pristine river, the abundance of the ocean arriving in the flesh of thousands of salmon in a wild mountain river hundreds of miles inland. This was. This was life itself, for the land, for the water, for the people.


Time to stop the bullying of salmon.

The moment remains etched in memory. We hiked in neoprene wetsuits pulled down to our waists because it was 85 degrees, but the rivers we snorkeled in were a LOT colder.