Salmon, Water & Wetlands: River Restoration & Dam Removal

The Crag Law Center is assisting groups aiming to restore natural stream flows and help rivers recover from human impacts.  When dams are removed, rivers come back to life as salmon and other wild fish return to primeval spawning grounds after decades without access.  Removing sources of pollution (including stormwater runoff and excess sediment) allows aquatic ecosystems and supporting watersheds to return to their former healthy state.

In addition to litigation, Crag assists partners and clients with other forms of nonprofit support as well as mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution.

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Current Cases:

Lawsuit Launched to Halt Harmful Road Connection

Lawsuit Launched to Halt Harmful Road Connection

On behalf of five environmental groups, Crag this week filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in federal district court to force supplemental analysis on the environmental consequences of the Ketchikan-to-Shelter-Cove road project...

Past Accomplishments:

Plan to Clearcut Tongass Old Growth Halted

Plan to Clearcut Tongass Old Growth Halted

The Alaska Regional Forester has put a major logging project in the Tongass National Forest on hold, in response to administrative objections filed by Crag's clients.  The Saddle Lakes Timber Sale, located near Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island, called for about 50...

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