More Than A History of Dam Construction & Removal

May 29, 2013



“With personal accounts woven throughout, Elwha: A River Reborn is much more than a history of dam construction and removal. It is a story about scientists and their understanding of the ecosystem, about cultural values held dearly by members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and about the political and economic power of business interests.” —Kitsap Sun reviews Elwha

In 2011, Governor Dan Evans, one of our founders, wrote: “I’ve chased a few of Washington’s large king salmon and love to fish, but the greatest consequence of the Elwha river restoration may not be the return of a healthy salmon population. Along with unimpeded passage for salmon as they once again follow their genetic road map upstream, a hugely significant result of the Elwha Dam removal will be the economic benefits generated by tourists and sportsmen lured to the river banks.”