On September 30, 2009, a coalition of 26 conservation, Native American, ranching, farming, fishing, and dam owners announced an historic agreement that, once implemented, will remove four dams on the Klamath River which spans the boundary of California and Oregon. Once the dams come down, over 300 miles of river that has been blocked since 1908 will be opened to spawning salmon and steelhead. To date, this is the most ambitious dam removal and fisheries habitat restoration project ever undertaken.
Several organizations supported by Hewlett played important roles in reaching this agreement. They include:
To learn more about this historic agreement, as well as what it will take to implement, read more here:
Plan Outlines Removal of Four Dams on Klamath River (The New York Times)
Klamath River dam-removal project will be world’s biggest (The Christian Science Monitor)
Deal would remove Klamath River dams to aid Salmon (OregonLive.com)