Patagonia is well known for its clothing and the culture that goes with it. In a recently published arcticle, Steve Duda meets with California Trout employees, tribal members, farmers and wild steelhead to tell the story of the largest river restoration effort in history on the Klamath River in California.

To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries - Los Angeles Times
The Klamath’s Iron Gate dam. Photo from the Los Angeles Times.

“Born With This” describes everything about the dam removal effort, and the people who are fighting it. The twenty-minute read is available for free here. Any salmon and steelhead enthusiast will tell you that the Klamath dams need to come down for the species to have a chance for population recovery. While I’ve tried to explain the developments of the restoration plans, the sole article to read that presents everything you need to know about it is “Born With This”. Take the time to read it here, and consider sharing it with a friend.

Check out more of CalTrout’s work on the Klamath River restoration and other efforts at their website.

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