The multitudes of salmon once known by rivers like the Columbia, Sacramento and Klamath are mostly memories—victims of dams, habitat loss, water diversions and other human-caused problems. Earthjustice is working to change that. Learn about communities sustained by salmon runs and the ongoing efforts to save the imperiled species.
The struggle over water is ongoing between corporate farms and salmon advocates like Earthjustice, which stepped into the fray 25 years ago when salmon runs up and down the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington were in sharp decline due to dams, water pollution, logging and other factors.
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