Posted on November 2, 2016
This season’s Action Alert highlights a campaign brought to us by first time Wild & Scenic On Tour host, Idaho Chapter Sierra Club.
Idaho’s rivers used to teem with wild salmon and steelhead, but dams constructed along the Snake River have decimated the once vibrant ocean-running fisheries.
Snake River sockeye were first listed as endangered in 1991, and the four Lower Snake River dams remain the greatest obstacle in preventing a trend toward recovery for the species.
This May, for the fifth time in 20 years, a U.S. District Court ruled against the Federal agencies’ plan for recovering wild salmon and steelhead, finding it in violation of both the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
Scientists have said that removing the four dams on the lower Snake River is the best and potentially only avenue to ensure the species’ survival here. Please join us in speaking up for our wild salmon and urge the agencies to include breaching the four Lower Snake River dams in their analysis.
Take Action and Submit a Comment! Idaho Sierra Club is asking people to send a comment to the Federal agencies asking for a comprehensive analysis of salmon recovery that includes the breaching of the four Lower Snake River dams. Tell them to remove the four Lower Snake River dams and help restore Idaho’s wild salmon & steelhead.
We can save our salmon and steelhead by engaging in the largest river restoration project the world has ever seen. It is time for federal agencies to remove the four Lower Snake River dams!
The Idaho Sierra Club is a member-supported non-profit organization working to promote the conservation of Idaho’s natural environment and climate by influencing public policy decisions through grassroots involvement.
Join Idaho Sierra Club at their 2017 Wild & Scenic On Tour Event on January 6th at the Egyptian Theater in Boise.