Northwest/Pacific Region

For over 20 years, American Rivers has been the lead voice for river conservation in the Pacific Northwest.

Founded to restore the region’s once-magnificent wild salmon runs, our Northwest office is today known for its effective advocacy on a host of issues from dam removal to water supply to Wild and Scenic River protection.

Through transforming dam operations, we have been instrumental in restoring well over 600 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat on the Deschutes, Clackamas, Cowlitz and Lewis rivers and we negotiated agreements to remove dams on the White Salmon, Sandy and Hood rivers.

Looking forward, we are working closely with state leaders to reshape the way water is managed, ensuring that rivers stay healthy while meeting the needs of the region’s communities.

With climate change shrinking mountain snowpack and bringing more intense floods and droughts, our work to protect the Northwest’s rivers and fresh water is more important than ever.