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NOURISH

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WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK,

SAME MISSION, NEW INITIATIVE

SRKW CSI

SRKW CSI promotes chinook salmon abundance for endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales’ survival and recovery.

Billions of public dollars have been spent over four decades to try to overcome the salmon-killing design of the four lower Snake River dams. Nothing has worked. Salmon cannot wait any longer. To prevent extinction, the dams must be breached now.

DamTRUTH

Our new initiative, DamTruth, is focused on making lower Snake River dam breaching happen this year, while supporting infrastructure and stimulus funding proposals by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson. Simpson has presented an opportunity not to be missed. It is the best chance we will ever get to save wild salmon, steelhead, Southern Resident Killer Whales and many other salmon-dependent species.

 

In addition, the climate, social and economic benefits are far-reaching—increasing marine nutrients to the Snake River Basin through restored salmon runs, recovering 280 miles of riparian habitat to sequester carbon and filter toxins, renewing BPA, honoring Native American treaty rights, reinvigorating river communities, and providing certainty to make stakeholders whole.

 

A Win Win for the Northwest and country.

The Proposal

EXPOSE THE DAM TRUTH

SUPPORT PROPOSAL

FUNDING

MOBILIZE THE PUBLIC

Our commitment to the Southern Resident Orcas remains steadfast.  

Even after the birth of two new calves in 2020 and one calf early this year, only 75 Southern Resident orcas remain.  The amazing whale we call J35 Tahlequah, whose grief was felt around the world in 2018 when she carried  her dead calf on her rostrum for 17 days and 1000 miles, gave birth to a robust male calf in September 2020.  Several weeks later, J41 Eclipse gave birth to another bouncy calf.  Then in January 2021 a newborn male calf was seen swimming alongside L86, Surprise!.  These new births give the critically endangered Southern Residents a glimmer of hope that their clan may yet survive. 

But plentiful chinook salmon is the key to the Southern Resident orcas’ continued existence, and right now, salmon are anything but abundant.  Breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the single best opportunity to increase chinook availability, since historically, the undammed Snake River produced huge salmon runs.

After nearly 900,000 people from around the world have signed the petition to breach the four lower Snake River dams to save salmon and Southern Resident Orcas, the politicians still say they need to see more public support for dam breaching.  Somehow, they’re not getting the message!

Let’s tell them directly that the people want lower Snake River dam breaching by also flooding their offices with messages and phone calls!  Please use these message links and phone numbers to reach out to those in power who can make a difference if they choose.  So far, they’re not convinced.

We must continue to educate these decision makers that people around the world support immediate Snake River dam breaching to save the Southern Resident orcas.

CARE ABOUT ORCAS?  HERE ARE A FEW “MUST READS”:

 

  • ECONorthwest Lower Snake River Dams Economic Tradeoffs of Removal, Prepared for Vulcan Inc.  July 2019:  Executive Summary, Full Report.

 

Southern Resident Killer Whale Chinook Salmon Initiative 

DamTRUTH

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