Tell the Biden Administration to un-dam the Snake River

Save the Salmon, Stop the Extinction

Canoe Family at the Rally for Salmon Free the Snake River, June 25, 2022, photo credit Alex Milan Tracy
Canoe Family at the Rally for Salmon Free the Snake River, photo credit Alex Milan Tracy.

For many years, Columbia Riverkeeper has worked alongside Tribes and other organizations to un-dam the Lower Snake River. More work lies ahead, but momentum for dam removal continues to grow—thanks to people like you, who keep speaking up to protect what you love. 


I’m asking for your help because the Biden Administration will soon make a decision in principle about whether to work towards un-damming the Lower Snake River and replacing the dams’ services. The Biden Administration already promised to create a durable, long-term strategy to restore abundant salmon, and top federal scientists recently concluded that Snake River dam removal is necessary for salmon recovery

Here are two ways you can help: 
  1. Register to speak and attend the Biden Administration’s upcoming virtual listening sessions on Snake River Dam removal to be held Friday, March 31, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PT. Speakers will be limited to 50-60 spots and general attendance may also be limited to a few hundred, so please register ASAP. You can find talking points on Snake River Dam removal, and replacing the dams’ services, here
  2. Sign this letter urging the Biden Administration to keep its promises and honor the science. 

Powerful opponents of dam removal—like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Bonneville Power Administration—will use all their political leverage to maintain the failing and inequitable status quo. Your voice, and our voices together, can give the Biden Administration the courage to do what must be done.   

Please tell the Biden Administration that un-damming the Snake River and replacing the dams’ services is the only realistic option to recover Snake River salmon and honor Tribal rights. 

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