We have a small window of opportunity to encourage Congress to introduce legislation that will recover salmon and steelhead on the Snake River.
But we need to show hunters and anglers care about bringing back our salmon and steelhead.
Sign the petition today and Trout Unlimited will deliver it to delegates in the Pacific Northwest, urging them to introduce legislation that will retire the four Lower Snake dams and invest in making our communities whole.
The overwhelming scientific evidence proves that we need a free-flowing lower Snake River to recover Idaho’s salmon and steelhead. Over several decades, multiple transparent and high-integrity scientific assessments that included tribal, federal, university and state agency scientists have come to this same conclusion.
Unless we take bold action to change the current trajectory, these fish will continue to decline — and eventually go extinct. It is time for the lower four Snake River dams to come down. Tell our Northwest congressional delegation that we need them to lead on a robust economic development package that takes down the lower four dams and rebuilds our northwest economy.
We can build new rail lines, new roads, new water infrastructure. We can redevelop and create new economic opportunities for our state and the region.
The salmon and steelhead have no other options. We cannot solve the salmon crisis with incremental steps. With the best available science and 40 years of hindsight, we must acknowledge that hatcheries, fish ladders, spills and barging and other billion-dollar Band-aids have failed to recover Snake River salmon and steelhead.
It’s time for dam removal.
Are you on board?