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A sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. (Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon / iLCP)

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to save wild salmon.

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The Pacific Northwest was once home to one of the greatest salmon runs in the world: The Columbia / Snake river system. But all remaining Snake River salmon are facing extinction because four aging dams in Washington stand in their way to reaching their pristine, natal cold water streams in central Idaho and beyond.

Now, the operation of those four dams—Ice Harbor, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, Lower Granite—is under reconsideration. Scientists say taking out the dams is the single best thing we can do to save the salmon. Until January 17, federal agencies are asking to hear from you.

Join us in telling the agencies: Free the Snake, save the salmon, remove the dams.

A sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. (Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon / iLCP)

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to save wild salmon.

Time remaining to submit your comment.
35,691 people have already sent their comments.
Take Action Today

The Pacific Northwest was once home to one of the greatest salmon runs in the world: The Columbia / Snake river system.

But all remaining Snake River salmon are facing extinction because four aging dams in Washington stand in their way to reaching their pristine, natal cold water streams in central Idaho and beyond.

Now, the operation of those four dams—Ice Harbor, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, Lower Granite—is under reconsideration.

Scientists say taking out the dams is the single best thing we can do to save the salmon. Until January 17, federal agencies are asking to hear from you. Join us in telling the agencies:

Free the Snake, save the salmon, remove the dams.

Add Your Voice in Person: Attend a Public Meeting

As part of the public comment period, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are holding meetings from October 24–December 13 to receive comments in person from the public.

Members of the public concerned about wild salmon restoration are encouraged to attend.

Final Hearings:
Past Hearings:
Mon, Oct. 24 4pm–7pm Wenatchee, WA Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave.
Tue, Oct. 25 4pm–7pm Coulee Dam, WA The Town of Coulee Dam, City Hall, 3006 Lincoln Ave.
Wed, Oct. 26 4pm–7pm Priest River, ID Priest River Event Center, 5399 Highway 2
Thu, Oct. 27 4pm–7pm Bonners Ferry, ID Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa, 7169 Plaza St.
Tue, Nov. 1 4pm–7pm Kalispell, MT Red Lion Hotel Kalispell, 20 North Main St.
Wed, Nov. 2 4pm–7pm Libby, MT City of Libby City Hall, 952 E. Spruce St.
Thu, Nov. 3 4pm–7pm Missoula, MT Hilton Garden Inn Missoula, 3720 N. Reserve St.
Mon, Nov. 14 4pm–7pm Spokane, WA The Historic Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St.
Wed, Nov. 16 4pm–7pm Lewiston, ID Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Seaport Room, 621 21st St.
Thu, Nov. 17 4pm–7pm Walla Walla, WA Courtyard Walla Walla, The Blues Room, 550 W. Rose St.
Mon, Nov. 21 4pm–7pm Pasco, WA Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasco-Tri Cities, 4525 Convention Place
Tue, Nov. 29 4pm–7pm Boise, ID The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Thu, Dec. 1 4pm–7pm Seattle, WA Town Hall, Great Room, 1119 8th Ave.
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Free The Snake, 2016 Event

On Sept. 17, hundreds of people gathered in kayaks and along the shore of the Lower Snake River to call for one thing: the restoration of wild salmon by removing the four dams.

Restore Wild Salmon - Free The Snake River

Last weekend, hundreds of people from the Pacific Northwest gathered on the Lower Snake River to call for the restoration of wild salmon by removing four costly dams. Take action to stand in solidarity with the #FreeTheSnake protest and help wild salmon once again swim freely up this river by submitting your comment to federal agencies in charge of the dams here >> http://ejus.tc/2cRliLe Video footage courtesy of The Other 98% and the Backbone Campaign.

Posted by Earthjustice on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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A serpentine tributary of the Snake River in Idaho.
A serpentine tributary of the Snake River waits for the salmon. All Photos © Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon / iLCP