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Get Involved in Our Campaign to Remove the Lower Snake River Dams

The Issue at a Glance

Salmon and steelhead on the Snake River cannot withstand another 25 years of status quo management. Unless we change course now, Snake River salmon and steelhead, as well as southern resident orca whales may be extinct in our lifetimes. This isn't an environmental issue or a business issue, this is an issue that affects all of us as Northwesterners. As a region, we need smarter solutions based on real, relevant, and reliable science.

We need to come together and rethink how we manage the lower Snake River system. We must imagine solutions that benefit salmon, communities, and industries. Farmers, sport-fishers, business owners, and families across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho need to see themselves in this future. It is time to stand together and create a comprehensive and collaborative, community-driven solution that balances our need for healthy rivers with our need for clean energy—a solution that supports prosperous farming and fishing communities, affordable clean power, and abundant salmon and steelhead.

Learn more about our campaign to remove these obsolete dams

Enter the Drawing to Support Local Guides

We are working to support our local guides by raffling trips to battle economic stagnation during the global pandemic. Our guides share decades of knowledge and expertise on our local streams and recreational fisheries. Their wisdom and work are absolutely crucial to bolstering the angling community.

If you are a guide interested in participating in this program, please contact us at office@anws.org.

Consider buying a raffle ticket for just $20!

M o n th l y
July 31, 2020

Newest Salmon “Recovery” Plan is Built to Flop

To save the endangered populations of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers, the Oregon District Court tasked federal agencies with developing a comprehensive, fish-friendly plan for operating the Columbia River Hydrosystem. Just like the past five plans they've produced, this “new” plan resembles previous plans that failed to restore fish runs or pass legal scrutiny. Unfortunately for sport fishers, this new plan won't recover salmon or fishing opportunities.
July 28, 2020

We Need Public Utility District’s Help to Save our Salmon

Norm Ritchie, long-time volunteer and board member with ANWS, submitted a letter-to-the-editor of the Headlight Herald clarifying some of the misinformation being circulated regarding the energy produced by the lower Snake River dams.
July 28, 2020

Latest Environmental Rollbacks Threaten Fish

Over the past few months, the Trump administration has finalized two new rules that dramatically roll back freshwater protections under the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Both of the new rules are destructive to endangered fish populations, leaving them vulnerable to a variety of impacts including infrastructure projects and climate change.