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DamNation – A River Reestablishes Itself

DamNation – A River Reestablishes Itself

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Jan 3, 2013 January 3, 2013

By Katie Klingsporn In September of 2011, machines began chipping away at the Elwha Dam in Washington’s lush Olympic Peninsula, kicking off the largest dam-removal project in United States history. The dam has since been completely removed from the section of the Elwha River it had occupied since 1913. Read More

America: the DamNation

America: the DamNation

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Oct 30, 2012 October 30, 2012

by Katie Klingsporn Despite their imposing numbers and size, most people never give dams a second thought. Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard is not one of those people. When he sees dams, he sees broken waterways, an antiquated way of thinking and a means… Read More

Well-Worn Wading Boots on Christmas Island

Well-Worn Wading Boots on Christmas Island

By Tom Morehouse   |   May 11, 2012 May 11, 2012

by Tom Morehouse I have an interesting Patagonia photo to share with you. I was on Christmas Island (Kiribati) in March. My guide was Moana who was one of the founders of bonefishing on Christmas Island in the '80s when he was about 30 years of… Read More

The Penobscot River Restoration Project

The Penobscot River Restoration Project

By Topher Browne   |   Apr 3, 2012 April 3, 2012

by Topher Browne In September, 2011, The Cleanest Line reported the demise of two dams on the Elwha River in Washington State. Currently the largest dam removal project on the continent, the demolition of the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam will allow five species… Read More

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