Science shows the four lower Snake River dams have negative impacts on salmon and steelhead. If we want to recover those fish, the dams must come down.
This morning, Wild Steelheaders United and Trout Unlimited launched Snake River Week. We’ll take a look at TU’s new report- “Why We Need a Free Flowing Snake River.”
Throughout the week, we’ll bring you guest blog posts, live interviews, and take a deep dive into the new TU report to better understand the impacts of the lower four Snake River dams (Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite) on salmon and steelhead and why their removal is necessary for fish recovery.
Click over the the online version of the report.
A detailed run-down of the schedule is below, but here’s the itinerary:
- Tues., June 2: Instagram Live with Jerry and Terry Myers – 4 p.m. PT
- Weds., June 3: Instagram Live with Ryan Callaghan – 4 p.m. PT
- Thurs., June 4: Brown Bag Lunch “Why we need a free-flowing Snake River” – 11 a.m. PT via Zoom. RSVP here.
- Fri., June 5: TU CEO, Chris Wood, interviews Forest Service staff on Facebook Live – 1 p.m. PT
Below, find more details for each of the events. Hope to see you there!
Instagram Live with Jerry and Terry Myers
Salmon River fishing guides and fisheries advocates
Jerry and Terry Myers have been advocates for Idaho’s salmon and steelhead for over 40 years. They met while attending the University of Idaho and started their guiding careers in the mid 70’s on Idaho’s River of No Return – Salmon River and the Middle Fork Salmon. Jerry was raised on a small farm and ranch in Idaho’s Palouse county while Terry was born in Livingston, Montana into a fish guiding family.
After a career of guiding they currently manage a small remote ranch on the Salmon River and continue to speak out about the current plight of Idaho’s anadromous fish. Married for 40 years, they have 2 kids and 5 grandkids – all hopelessly optimistic steelhead fishermen.
For more on Terry and Jerry, checkout The Steelhead Quest: Portrait of a Rivered Life from REI and filmmaker Sarah Menzies.
Instagram Live with Jerry and Terry Myers on Trout Unlimited (@troutunlimited) profile Tuesday, June 2 at 5pm Mountain Time (4pm Pacific)
Instagram Live with Ryan Callaghan
Director of Conservation for MeatEater
From his regular role on the Netflix series MeatEater to his podcast, Cal’s Week in Review, Ryan Callaghan (@olcal406) brings a broad perspective on national conservation issues that should be on the top of the priority list for hunters and anglers across the country. Join Cal as he talks Snake River salmon and steelhead with TU’s North Idaho Field Coordinator Eric Crawford (@woodsboss) on TU’s Instagram profile.
Instagram Live with Ryan Callaghan on Trout Unlimited (@troutunlimited) profile, Wednesday, June 3 at 5pm Mountain Time (4pm Pacific)
Why We Need a Free Flowing Snake River
Brown Bag Lunch with TU National Leadership
Join Trout Unlimited for a brownbag presentation on the steps to recovery of salmon and steelhead to the Snake River Basin. Bring your lunch and your questions as we present the scientific findings for our most recent report: Why We Need a Free-Flowing Lower Snake River.
What the science tells us about four dams on the Lower Snake River. We’ll explain the impacts dams have on Snake River salmon and steelhead and why their removal is necessary for fish recovery.
- Chris Wood, President and CEO of Trout Unlimited
- Rob Masonis, Vice President of Western Conservation
- Helen Neville, PhD, Director of Trout Unlimited Science Program
Thursday, June 4 at 12 noon Mountain Time (11am Pacific)
Ask the Forest Service – Q&A with Chris Wood
TU CEO, Chris Wood, interviews former U.S. Forest Service Directors, Tom Tidwell and Dale Bosworth on Snake River
Trout Unlimited CEO interviews former US Forest Service directors Tom Tidwell and Dale Bosworth about their perspectives on the lower four Snake River dams and what we need to do to ensure Snake River salmon and steelhead persevere for generations to come.
Live interview on Trout Unlimited’s Facebook page, Friday, June 5 at 2pm Mountain Time (1pm Pacific)