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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

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: May 18 – May 24, 2018

Catch this weeks summary of news items that affect the preservation of the outdoors, public lands, and fly fishing's latest happenings. [...]

May 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Dams, fish, and our participation does matter

Tens of thousands of small dams—most of them small concrete or earthen dams—fragment rivers and streams, block fish passage and impair water quality. [...]

May 17, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

California salmon’s 2014 forced spawn

California’s persistent drought forced hatchery managers to resort to sucking baby salmon into tanker trucks for their man-made 280-mile migration toward the ocean [...]

January 11, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Strangled rivers, no salmon and no shad

We reduced fish runs through pollution and overfishing, but no action has caused as much damage as the construction of barriers along fish migratory routes [...]

July 18, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Take Action: Doubling down on the broken promise of fish hatcheries

Please take action today and tell NOAA not to list hatchery steelhead and salmon under the Endangered Species Act. The deadline to comment is December 20, 2016. [...]

December 15, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Damn Dams: “. . . and another one bites the dust”

Thousands of dams throughout the world have outlived their usefulness, blocking major fish migrations, spawning runs, and senselessly degrade entire ecosystems [...]

September 19, 2016 Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

Damn Dams: The Elwha made whole again. “The salmon will come”

A record-setting 72 dams were removed across 19 states, and last year’s Patagonia-produced film DamNation raised even more awareness of defunct dams. [...]

February 23, 2016 Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

News: New model predicts fish population response to dams

Salmon numbers increased as the number of hydroelectric dams decreased. Main-stem river dams had more impact than dams on tributaries. [...]

June 12, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: NOAA aides restoration of Maine’s Salmo salar

In the late 1800s, the number of weirs and the average daily yield described by fishermen, Atlantic salmon annual harvests in the Kennebec River alone may have once exceeded 200,000 fish [...]

May 22, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide