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dam removal

  • Conservation Advocacy

    Reconnecting the Klamath

    FERC’s license surrender order clears the path to remove four old dams on the Lower Klamath River The decades-long campaign Trout Unlimited and our Tribal and conservation partners have waged to restore the third most productive river for salmon and steelhead on the West Coast has taken a dramatic leap forward. Today, the Federal Energy…

  • Restoration

    Trout Unlimited presents: Spread Creek, Wyoming

    A new TU film about reconnecting a river is a story of resilience, persistence, community, and thriving cutthroat trout. In 2010, Trout Unlimited removed an obsolete, crumbling irrigation diversion dam on Spread Creek, located just outside of Grand Teton National Park on Bridger-Teton National Forest lands. The partnership effort opened well over 50 miles of…

  • Snake River dams

    Fresh support for Snake salmon recovery

    Long-awaited report shows that replacing the dams’ benefits is possible. Change in the Snake basin is inevitable. Since the completion of the four lower Snake dams in 1975, the river’s salmon and steelhead populations have declined by more than 90 percent—to the detriment of tribes, anglers, businesses, and communities across the Northwest. Throwing new momentum…

  • Snake River

    Your Snake Questions – Answered

    Here are six frequently asked questions about taking down the dams and restoring critical populations of wild fish in the Basin.

    We are experiencing some of our worst returns on record for wild salmon and steelhead. Over the past 25 years, the Snake Basin has averaged less than two returning adults for every 100 smolt. Biologists from Oregon and Idaho, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and various tribes estimate that Snake River dam breaching will…