Press Release: White Salmon – The Little River That Could

White Salmon: The Little River That Could First a Dam Was Removed, and Now Residential Sprawl is Thwarted; Famous River Shows What’s Possible for Rivers Here, and Everywhere Washington Superior Court Rules That Klickitat County Violated Constitutional Law,  Property Rights Protections, and State Environmental Laws Husum and BZ Corner Washington, June 11, 2013 – First the Condit Dam on the famous White Salmon River was removed in 2012, and now, less than one year later, the river, citizens and fish scored another big victory: blocking unchecked sprawl and hundreds of river- and stream- side homes that could have imperiled returning salmon and their key habitat. By enforcing state constitutional laws and state environmental laws, citizens of the region are showing what’s possible for rivers here, and everywhere. Their work is ushering a new era of river restoration and protection– one where a comprehensive approach to watershed management is welcoming back native fish while also protecting local jobs for the long-term. Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of the Columbia...
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