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 › 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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NOAA biological opinion unrealistic for Kennebec River recovery

Atlantic salmon runs in U.S. waters have endured blow after blow over the past two centuries. They just received another one.


Planning for Salmon and Steelhead to Return as the Klamath Dams Come Down

As the largest river restoration effort in history moves forward, Oregon and California plan for fish reintroduction and monitoring


We’re back on Clean Water Act defense

Don’t let up now. Healthy fish and clean streams need your help. When it comes to defending the Clean Water Act, it seems there’s no time to rest.


Maine’s Atlantic salmon on the brink

Removing the four lower dams on Maine’s Kennebec River may be the best hope to save Atlantic salmon in the U.S.


Listen now: Lessons from the Klamath Dams

TU’s Brian Johnson joins The River Rambler podcast for a conversation about dam removal, coalition building and what comes next on the Klamath Basin.


Planning for the Klamath dams to come down

TU partners with NOAA to prioritize high-impact restoration projects in anticipation of salmon returning.


NOAA recommends an estimated $20M in funding for Trout Unlimited fish passage work

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding supports projects in Washington State, California, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


The Call for Rapid Change

Beneath the slack water, it’s all still there. The main channel, braided in places, lined with reef and rock, hemmed in with granite and the dark loam that fueled the old orchards. Only 100 feet of water, less in most places, inundates the river below. Upriver from Wawawai near Granite Point, there is a submerged top rope anchor. Before Lower Granite dam was finished in 1975, climbers worked a route now invisible below the surface of the reservoir. 


Reconnecting the Klamath

FERC’s license surrender order clears the path to remove four old dams on the Lower Klamath River


At Trout Unlimited, “infrastructure” = fixing rivers

One year after passage of the historic law, we’re getting to work on our waters.