The White Salmon Opening Event & A Relic From Our Beginnings!

Our monthly board meeting has come and gone and plans are under way for the official opening of the White Salmon River in September! As the August 31st Condit Dam removal date approaches, the Friends of the White Salmon are gearing up to celebrate the river running freely. More to come as plans solidify! Also wanted to share something from The Friends' beginnings: an original button from 1976! The buttons were given to new members when they made their donation and we're hoping to revive the tradition. We're working to re-create these buttons and have them available for our members. A big Thank You to Leslie for sharing the button with us! ...
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Husum-BZ Rezone

With a free flowing White Salmon River restored, salmon and steelhead will finally be returning after a century absence. Ironically, Klickitat County has imperiled this success with an ill-conceived plan to rezone hundreds of acres along the river, including land along the best salmon and steelhead habitat on the main-stem. The County's vision - sprawling residential development of up to 10 times the current densities. The proposal would degrade water quality and quantity and spoil the investment we are making to restore wild salmon runs on this Wild & Scenic River. The County’s plan would also actively promote the conversion of prime farm and forest lands and priority wildlife habitats. The County’s plan would harm both public and private property rights. Friends of White Salmon River envisions a better future that works for the whole community. Instead of working together, the County has pushed ahead alone. In pursuit of a workable solution, Friends of White Salmon River, along with Friends of the Columbia...
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Condit Videos

A couple of great videos: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/news/environment-news/us-condit-dam-breach-vin.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Aey1-7k6k&feature=channel_video_title ...
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