New NWIFC Magazine: Lower Elwha Klallam Readies for Dam Removal

The new NWIFC Magazine (posted here in pdf) is now available and features a story on how the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is preparing for the removal of the Elwha River dams. From the magazine:

After 20 years of fish and wildlife studies and habitat restoration efforts, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is making its final push toward September’s demolition of the 108-foot-tall Elwha and 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River.

From studying tiny invertebrates in the river to establishing a steelhead broodstock program and monitoring elk herds in the area, the tribe has covered a lot of ground in the lower 30 miles of the valley. Recent efforts have included constructing a new hatchery, studying river otters and American dippers, and using SONAR to monitor fish migration.

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