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snake river dams

  • 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…

  • The Snake needs your help

    Lower Snake Dam Removal campaign is seeking applicants for the new Snake River Ambassador Program By 2080, the Snake River Basin will contain an astounding 65% of all coldwater habitat available to salmon and steelhead in the Lower 48. The scientific evidence is clear: a free-flowing Lower Snake River is necessary to recover wild salmon…

  • Dam Removal

    Flowing free in ’23

    Long campaign to remove four old dams and recover the Klamath River’s legendary salmon and steelhead runs nears completion Life After Dams Part 3 of a series. This week, we’re telling stories about what happens when dams come out and life flows back in. It’s a vision of what could be on the lower Snake:…

  • Snake River dams

    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…