Snake River

When you support the Snake River, you strengthen our ability to reform and improve the many outdated operations that are polluting and depleting this once-mighty river.
Original oil painting by Rachel Teannalach.

About the Campaign

The Snake River follows a majestic course for over a thousand miles from its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park through Idaho, eventually joining the Columbia River in Washington. Once a wild and raging river boasting some of the largest Salmon runs in the Northwest, the Snake River is now depleted, clogged, and polluted after more than a century of intensive agricultural and human development.

It is time to save the Snake. Advocates for the West is working to reform dam operations, clean up agricultural pollution, and prevent unsustainable irrigation practices from forever destroying the imperiled Snake River. At the end of 2017, we filed suit against EPA for failing to cleanup nutrient pollution in Hells Canyon.

Click here to learn more about our work to protect the Snake River.