Founded in 1991, Save Our Wild Salmon is a nationwide coalition of conservation organizations, commercial and sports fishing associations, businesses, river groups, and taxpayer advocates working collectively to restore self-sustaining, abundant, and harvestable populations of wild salmon and steelhead to rivers, streams, and oceans of the Pacific salmon states.
We focus our efforts on the Columbia and Snake River Basin, where in the time of Lewis and Clark up to 16 million wild salmon returned each year. Today, as few as 10,000 salmon return home to the Snake River.
Our primary campaign is focused on removing the four lower Snake River dams and replacing these aging, high-cost, low-value dams with clean energy alternatives and a modern transportation system that will take the place of a declining barge waterway.
Donate to Save Our Wild Salmon: Help protect a resilient Columbia–Snake River watershed and restore healthy, abundant wild salmon and steelhead populations for the benefit of people, wildlife, and ecosystems.