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The Pacific Northwest used to be home to the greatest salmon rivers in the world. They became part of Northwestern identity. But four dams on the Lower Snake River have been blocking salmon passage, pushing the fish to the brink of extinction.

Please join tens of thousands of citizens in submitting a comment before the Tuesday February 7 deadline. Email or send comments by mail to:

Columbia River System Operations EIS
PO Box 2870
Portland, OR 97208-2870.

Suggested Talking Points

  • The Draft Environmental Impact Statement must include breaching the four lower Snake River dams as an alternative.
  • The Draft Environmental Impact Statement must include an accurate cost-benefit analysis of dam breaching.
  • Include a personal story, share a memory and tell the agencies why you think it is time to restore a free-flowing lower Snake River.

After public scoping ends, the agencies will develop alternatives and draft an environmental impact statement, which is expected in late 2019 to early 2020. Learn more at

Thank you! for being part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore the lower Snake River, and make a difference for Idaho’s endangered wild salmon.



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