Mike Simpson – Conserving the future
Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson champions removing four dams on the Lower Snake River to save salmon, not because he fishes for them, but because he says it’s the right thing to do. Since Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s dad died about 20 years ago, he’s been meeting his mom and two uncles occasionally at restaurants around…
Snake Week – People on the Street Q+A’s
Hardly a day goes by that our team doesn’t get asked “Why don’t they build fish ladders?” (they have!) or “Aren’t salmon doing great?” (they are not.) This week, we're answering them on Instagram.
Wild Snake River salmon and steelhead are headed rapidly for extinction, unless we take drastic action and remove the lower four Snake River dams. This is a priority at Trout Unlimited, and we spend lots of time researching, writing, and talking about this challenge. But we know many people, including our friends, are still getting up…
Snake TROUT – Behind the cover
Professional photographer, Ben Herndon, sits down to talk about the latest cover of TROUT Magazine. Listen as he discusses his approach to photography and what compels him to speak up and use his photography to talk about the removal of the lower Snake River dams. https://youtu.be/YF5ffufHsjk
We must save Snake River salmon and steelhead
Half-measures will ensure the extinction of salmon and steelhead in the Snake River basin, and nothing more.
I have spoken at four or five conferences with Shannon Wheeler, the Vice Chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe. And every time I do, I come away a little wiser, and a little more passionate, about the need to recover Snake River salmon and steelhead. And a little more hopeful that we can. When I…
The river that was
On the Snake River, what was lost and what could still be.
Dean Ferguson and his father Dwight have an annual tradition. They drive to Colton, Wash., a tiny farm town perched on a bench above the Snake River in extreme eastern Washington. They place flowers on the graves of ancestors, then drive another few miles to an overlook across a lake. Here 80-year-old Dwight tells his…
Snake River salmon: “One of the defining issues for this generation of anglers”
Why we turned over an entire magazine to the removal of the lower Snake River dams The fall issue of TROUT magazine drills down on an issue that is gaining fresh momentum across the Northwest: the effort to remove four dams on the lower Snake River, which would re-open the last best cold, clean habitat…
Dams will forever change a river. Sometimes I sit and wonder what certain rivers must have been like prior to a dam’s construction. That typically brings about more questions than answers. What was the river like years before? Were there bigger rapids? What was the fishing like? What did the native cultures lose when we…