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Hydropower

  • Restoration From the field

    Hope in dry times

    How we’re making key Western streams more hospitable for trout and people in the hotter, drier present As the West grapples with extreme and unprecedented drought, Trout Unlimited’s restoration pros and partners are pushing forward with on-the-ground work to make waters and fisheries more resilient to changing conditions. In Idaho, we are decommissioning a hydropower…

  • From the President

    The next half-century of hydropower

    How hydropower relicensing clears a path for migratory trout and salmon Trout Unlimited cares about hydropower because trout and salmon are migratory fish and the fact is, dams are tough on migratory fish. In the case of the Columbia and Snake River dams, for example, the downstream delayed mortality for juvenile smolt at each of…

  • Advocacy Conservation

    Chris Wood: Speaking up for migratory fish

    Chris Wood brings expertise to House Subcommittee on Energy hearing on hydropower reforms

    As Congress weighs hydropower, TU's Chris Wood testifies on behalf of trout and salmon imperiled by dams In testimony before Congress today, Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood advocated for lawmakers to modernize the licensing process for hydropower projects while keeping in place critical requirements that ensure fish passage and tribal input. “Trout and…

  • Government Affairs Conservation Featured

    Senate passes ‘transformational’ infrastructure bill for fish

    Let’s face it: the word infrastructure suggests concrete, rebar and L.A. freeway interchanges rather than productive coldwater fisheries and a fine day of wading a clear, cold trout stream. Yet infrastructure is mission-critical for Trout Unlimited. That’s why TU has launched groundbreaking programs such as the Salmon SuperHwy in Oregon. The infrastructure bill includes $1…

  • Dam Removal

    Never been closer: new progress on the Klamath

    The Klamath River is one of the country’s most beleaguered watersheds. This summer, wildfire, extreme drought, and poor water quality — all exacerbated by climate change — are causing severe hardship for salmon and other native fishes, Tribal cultures and communities, agriculture and local economies. But on July 27, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission provided…

  • Voices from the river Featured Fishing

    Fishing in the abyss

    California’s Owens River offers prettier sections. There are certainly reaches of this stream where an angler can find larger trout. There are many places on this river where you will not hear and feel electric diodes buzzing like murder wasps in the background. In fact, fishing the deep, dark-walled gorge this river carved over millennia…

  • House hydropower bill bad for fish and wildlife

    On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the U.S. House of representatives will vote on HR 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. This bill is described as an effort to improve the licensing process for non-federal hydropower projects. The bill seeks to accomplish this goal by placing new constraints on the participation of states, tribes and…