Key Issue: Hydro Dams
The latest from our Elwha River litigation and the next steps in the process.
The San Francisquito Creek watershed in California’s Bay Area runs through Stanford University’s campus on its way to San Francisco Bay. Historically it was home to healthy runs of steelhead (in addition to salmon). However, this ecosystem was drastically changed when the Spring Valley Water Company erected the Searsville Dam in 1892 to create an impoundment for potable water storage.
Tell Stanford Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy that you support the responsible removal of Searsville Dam in Palo Alto, California and help to return wild steelhead to their historic spawning habitat in the Corte Madera Creek.
We recommend the following six books to help you get started in understanding the plight of wild steelhead and salmon in the Pacific Northwest and the complicated nature of their management.
The second largest river in California, the Klamath was once among the most productive salmon rivers in North America. Drawing its headwaters from Southern Oregon’s Klamath Lake it drains southwest into California before meeting with it’s largest tributary the Trinity and ultimately running to the Ocean north of Eureka. Early…
Hot off The Seattle Times press comes the latest op-ed we’ve collaborated on, along with our friends at the Osprey Steelhead News and Wild Fish Conservancy. Let wild steelhead and salmon recolonize the Elwha River naturally! [Article Published in the Seattle Times July 12, 2011] By Will Atlas, Kurt Beardslee and Rich Simms…