Thank Governor Brown for standing up for salmon, energy and agriculture solutions!
Oregon Governor Kate Brown is standing up as a champion for rivers and salmon recovery solutions, and she needs to hear from you!
In a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Governor Brown reaffirmed her commitment to a Columbia-Snake salmon recovery solution that ensures affordable clean energy and investments in agriculture and infrastructure, while recognizing removal of the lower four Snake River dams as the best option to Snake River salmon recovery. Oregon has a distinguished reputation as a leader in protecting and restoring healthy rivers and wild salmon, and its leadership is critical to achieving a regional solution that works for all.
The Columbia and Snake rivers once boasted the greatest salmon runs in the world. Wild salmon form the backbone of our culture, economy and natural world; they are an icon of the Pacific Northwest. After decades of conflict in the region that has pitted communities against one another, we have an opportunity to recover salmon and create a collaborative solution.
Like Governor Brown, American Rivers is committed to protecting and strengthening what makes the Pacific Northwest special, including supporting communities and livelihoods and honoring treaty rights; clean, affordable energy powering our homes and businesses; abundant wild salmon and steelhead; and thriving agriculture and fishing communities.
Please join us in thanking Governor Brown for her steadfast leadership in recovering wild salmon and safeguarding our Northwest way of life.