City Club Of Boise: Can Snake River Salmon And Dams Coexist?

Nov 18, 2016

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Forum: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Place: Hoff Building, 802 W Bannock

This is the second forum in the series hosted by Idaho Environmental Forum and City Club of Boise.

Last spring, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ordered the federal government to redo its plans for operating hydropower dams in the Columbia and Snake rivers to protect migrating salmon. Salmon advocates saw the court action as reinforcing their efforts to breach four lower Snake River dams that salmon must cross on their migrations to and from Idaho. Northwest River Partners takes a different approach.  Executive Director Terry Flores will present the case for keeping the dams and the multiple benefits they provide while ensuring a long-term future for Idaho salmon.

Northwest River Partners is an alliance of farmers, utilities, ports, and businesses that promote the economic and environmental benefits of the Columbia and Snake Rivers and salmon recovery policies based on sound science. 

Forum Chair: Will Whelan

Moderator: Greg Hahn