The Cleanest Line

Fly Fishing

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[Above: The 210 foot Glines Canyon Dam in Olympic National Park has illegally
blocked spawning habitat for an extraordinary chinook salmon run since
1927. Photo by Ben Knight/DamNation]

DamNation – A River Reestablishes Itself

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

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. Another dam upstream,… Read More

[Above: Executive Producer of DamNation and Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, has long been an advocate of dam busting and protecting free flowing rivers. Photo: Tim Davis.]

America: the DamNation

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

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 of generating energy… Read More

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