Elwha River restoration http://kplu.org en For Rainier Beach High Students, Class In Session Along Fast-Changing Elwha River http://kplu.org/post/rainier-beach-high-students-class-session-along-fast-changing-elwha-river <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149600969&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Rainier Beach High School senior Puja Niroula&nbsp;hopes to study science in college. But she's still a bit squeamish when it comes to netting tiny bugs from a creek bed in Olympic National Forest.</p><p>"I wonder if this is poisonous. Do you think so?" Niroula, 18, asked another student with more than a hint of trepidation as she picked larval mayflies from the net.</p><p>Niroula and 25 other biology students from the south Seattle school are spending this week conducting experiments on a fast-changing ecosystem at the heart of one of the century's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/one-dam-gone-life-returns-elwha-river" style="line-height: 1.5;">most significant environmental projects</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: the Elwha&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">River.</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16578 at http://kplu.org For Rainier Beach High Students, Class In Session Along Fast-Changing Elwha River Wild Fish In Gene Banks, Hatchery Fish In Elwha — Why The Two-Headed Strategy? http://kplu.org/post/wild-fish-gene-banks-hatchery-fish-elwha-why-two-headed-strategy <p>Washington state has banned hatchery-raised steelhead from three tributaries of the Upper Columbia River basin. The aim of these <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/protect-steelhead-state-bans-hatchery-fish-designated-wild-gene-banks">so-called "gene banks"</a>&nbsp;is to maintain strongholds for wild fish, and the state plans to designate additional gene banks in the future.</p><p>So why were the state and federal governments back in court this week, defending the decision to place a new hatchery on the Elwha River as part of the dam removal process?</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:24:02 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14827 at http://kplu.org Wild Fish In Gene Banks, Hatchery Fish In Elwha — Why The Two-Headed Strategy? With Second Dam Nearly Gone, New Era Blossoming On The Elwha River http://kplu.org/post/second-dam-nearly-gone-new-era-blossoming-elwha-river <p><span data-mce-style="line-height: 1.5em;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5em;">The slow-motion demolition of two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River is radically changing the landscape near Port Angeles, but it’s not a scene you can witness on your own.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13710 at http://kplu.org With Second Dam Nearly Gone, New Era Blossoming On The Elwha River With One Dam Gone, Life Returns to Elwha River http://kplu.org/post/one-dam-gone-life-returns-elwha-river <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been called the most significant environmental story of this century: the removal of hydroelectric dams on the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elwha</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River, near Port Angeles.</span></p><p>The project is only partly done; Elwha Dam, one of two structures holding back salmon and steelhead runs, has been fully removed, and the other, Glines Canyon Dam, will be out next fall. But the landscape is already changing dramatically.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11285 at http://kplu.org With One Dam Gone, Life Returns to Elwha River Wild-fish groups to sue over Elwha River hatchery http://kplu.org/post/wild-fish-groups-sue-over-elwha-river-hatchery <p>SEATTLE &mdash; Wild-fish advocates say they plan to sue federal and Washington state agencies over a fish hatchery built as part of the Elwha River restoration project.</p><p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:31:00 +0000 The Associated Press 2660 at http://kplu.org Wild-fish groups to sue over Elwha River hatchery Watch the demolition of Washington dams - live and online http://kplu.org/post/watch-demolition-washington-dams-live-and-online <p>Six webcams will snap pictures throughout the day during the three-year removal process the Elwha River dams.</p><p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:25:13 +0000 The Associated Press 2638 at http://kplu.org Watch the demolition of Washington dams - live and online