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American shad return to NJ river after 173 years

With the removal of an old, obsolete dam in Manville, Somerset County, American shad are successfully spawning in the lower section of the Millstone, a Raritan River tributary. [...]

November 9, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: August 24 – 30, 2018

This past week's news has been impactful. We're going steadily backwards on public lands, conservation, clean air and water. [...]

August 31, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Maine could magnify its allure by removing more dams

If you Google fly fishing, Maine - blogs will pop up, and you'll find the Hatfield and McCoys are really from Maine. Plenty of blame cards in that deck. [...]

August 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Salmon are booming in Oregon’s Rogue River

Obsolete dam removals have proven to be the salvation of rivers and the return of native fish, and an economic boost to the surrounding area. [...]

July 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Gov. agencies can do great things

Habitat reconstruction will remove dams while alewives, Atlantic salmon, and brook trout will access thousands of acres of historic spawning habitat. [...]

November 20, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Good News: The Elwha is now a living salmon-steelhead river, end to end

The restoration of the Elwha River - its salmon, steelhead and more returning, is a time to rejoice. But new logging licenses via new Sec Interior could dampen successes so hard fought for [...]

December 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

News: 3 Dams to be removed in American West to restore rivers

A new $50 million fund will help communities remove “deadbeat dams,” increasing the water and climate resilience of these areas in California, Oregon, and Washington. [...]

December 5, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide, Videos

News: Secretary Jewell backs Klamath River dam removal

With the Klamath dams down salmon will again travel up the Klamath from the coast to Upper Klamath Lake - their historic destination has been closed since the1900s [...]

November 7, 2016 News, RECENT, Slide

Damn Dams: Partnering to remove North Carolina’s Shuford Dam

American Rivers continues to partner with state, federal and local entities to see that non-functioning dams are removed and that river flows and habitats are restored [...]

August 29, 2016 Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

Damn Dams: Restoring 140 miles of Connecticut River tributaries seen as positive

Seven small dam removal projects open up 140 miles of Eastern brook trout spawning habitat in New Hampshire and Vermont. Most see events as positive [...]

August 19, 2016 Damn Dams, FEATURE STORY, Slide