snake river dams

  • From the President

    It’s time for the lower Snake River dams to go

    “It is our collective opinion, based on overwhelming scientific evidence, that restoration of a free-flowing lower Snake River is essential to recovering wild Pacific salmon and steelhead in the basin.”  So reads a remarkable letter recently sent to the governors of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana by 10 of the finest and most-respected salmon and steelhead scientists in…

  • From the President

    Reknitting connections

    Dagger Falls, Idaho.

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Why do we need wild salmon and steelhead to thrive in the Snake River? Because they make connections.   Wild salmon connect the Sawtooth Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Fish born in the rivers find their way to the sea, only to return at the end of their lives…

  • Conservation

    Show your support for Snake River salmon and steelhead

    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…

  • Conservation

    Snake River salmon: Let’s give credit where credit is due

    Last week Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) turned up the volume on the issue of recovering Snake River salmon and steelhead.   Not that the issue wasn’t front and center for him before. He has been battling to find ways to bring back Idaho’s dwindling salmon and steelhead populations for years.  Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho But now that a long-anticipated Draft Environmental Impact Statement has outlined a “business as usual” approach – indeed,…

  • Five takeaways on Snake River salmon and steelhead

    Salmon River, Idaho After decades of lawsuits, recovering Snake River salmon and steelhead is inching closer to reality. This week a series of meetings kick off in Washington to gather public input on the impacts of dam removal on the Lower Snake. In preparation, Rob Masonis, vice president for Western Conservation at Trout Unlimited, and…

  • Conservation

    Removing lower Snake River dams is best chance for salmon, steelhead recovery

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Editor's Note: This opinion piece originally ran in the Idaho Statesman on Nov. 18. In his recent op-ed, Kurt Miller, the executive director of Northwest River Partners, an association of businesses that supports retention of the federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, argued against removing the…