Restoring, connecting, and protecting healthy ecosystems so that wildlife and wilderness can thrive in a climate-changed world.
A River (Again) Runs Through It
Thanks to The Sierra Club Foundation and its allies, a 25-year fight to begin the largest dam removal project in American history has been won in Washington. More than 100 years ago, the Elwha Dam and Glines Canyon Dam were constructed – impairing the Elwha River and local ecosystem. Soon, workers will dismantle both dams, and conservationists will introduce 400,000 local plants and trees to revive the newly exposed land.
Protecting Critical Habitats
To protect the threatened bull trout and the ecosystem of the Western U.S., The Sierra Club Foundation supported efforts to encourage activists to push for an expanded conservation proposal, generating the most public comments received by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Thanks to this work, the Service released a revised critical habitat designation for the bull trout protecting 19,000 miles of streams and 490,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs.
To learn more about the Resilient Habitats Campaign on the Sierra Club's website, click here!