Episode 67: The Case For Removing 4 Dams On The Lower Snake River
“For decades, eight lower Snake and Columbia river dams and reservoirs have hampered, harmed, killed, and rendered threatened and endangered four anadromous fish species. The lack of Snake River chinook salmon, a primary food source for the Salish Seas’ southern resident orcas, has concurrently brought these orcas to the brink of extinction.” ~Great Old Broads Don’t Dam Salmon page
Mickey is a co-chair of the board of the national conservation group Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Co-founder of the CV chapter (or “broadband” as we call them) of Great Old Broads, covers the region of NW Oregon and SW Washington. Mickey is a lawyer and in her career she focused on social justice work, representing people without housing and low income tenants in their housing and related legal needs.
Amy worked for the past 40 years as a fish and wildlife biologist and spent 3 of those 4 decades with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Most of her work was as a fish biologist in central and eastern Oregon with experiences including fish habitat and population management and restoration, hydropower project relicensing and dam removals, and most recently as the Deschutes Basin manager.
“I have been involved with opposition to the Four Lower Snake River Dams since the late 1960s. They were not a good idea even before their installation!” -Julie Weikel
Forty five years as a large animal veterinarian, including academia, private practice, and regulatory medicine, gave Julie a big window on the American West. All those observations led inevitably to a realization that much of our natural world is in jeopardy and needs a more thoughtful and longer view.
Learn More About The Salmon Wars: The $34 Billion Dollar Plan To Breach The Lower Snake River Dams
What if ? | Simpson on Salmon Recovery”
- Great Old Broads Don’t Dam Salmon page
- Watch: Dammed to Extinction movie
- Niimipuu Protecting the Environment
- Earth Justice
Here is a short list of actions that you can take based on the Dammed to Extinction movie:
- Letters to governors, congress and legislators
- Letters to editors (LTEs) for local and regional newspapers.
- Tell 5 people (and your family) what you have learned about salmon restoration. (Send them a link to this podcast page!)
- Donate to non-profit groups that take action to restore rivers and promote dam breaching of the LSRD.
- Join and participate in non-profit groups that advocate for dam removal of the LSRD.
- Participate in activities by non profits such as the flotilla to restore salmon.
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.