Salmonid Restoration Federation
31 March - 3 April, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

(Un)Dam it! Dam Removal and Fish Passage Projects in California

Throughout the United States, aging dams and fish barriers of all sizes represent an unprecedented opportunity for salmon restorationists. By removing barriers to migration, we can restore fish access to spawning and rearing habitat, as well as increase streamflows and reduce harmful temperatures and algal blooms. This session will explore the many facets and stages of successful and ongoing dam and fish barrier removal projects throughout California, from permitting and project initiation to decommissioning and river restoration.