Bring Down the Dams to Save Salmon, Orcas

Take action for these iconic species of the Pacific Northwest.
Southern Resident killer whale chasing salmon
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Salmon are the cultural lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest — supporting jobs, communities and the natural world. Their unique life cycle brings nutrients from the ocean back to high mountain streams and forests. And they're a critical food source for more than 100 species, including endangered West Coast orcas, which are dying out due to lack of prey.

The Columbia and Snake rivers were once the greatest salmon rivers in the world. But now more than half of their salmon habitat is permanently blocked by dams.

Tell federal officials it's time to remove the four lower Snake River dams to save our beloved salmon and orcas before it's too late.

Federal, tribal and independent scientists concluded years ago that removing these four dams is the best way to restore the area's wild salmon. These dams kill up to 50% of juvenile salmon before they even reach the ocean, and are roadblocks to adult salmon returning home to spawn.

But the federal government is proposing to keep the status quo and keep the dams — putting these species and the ecosystem at risk.

Act now to demand that federal officials finally bring down these dams.

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Photo of Southern Resident killer whale chasing salmon courtesy NOAA.

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