Since 2010, the River Alliance has been part of a project to build devices to help lake sturgeon get around hydroelectric dams in the Menominee River. Getting them up- and downstream, around the dams, will give sturgeon access to more spawning waters and improve the survival of juvenile... Read More

Angie Tornes (left, in the hat) of the National Park Service discusses routes through Grandfather Falls rapids (on the Wisconsin River) during a test run of recreational flow releases at the Grandfather Falls hydro dam. One obscure element of river conservation work is the arduous and mostly... Read More

Buried in the 1,500+ page state budget signed last Sunday by the governor were a few sentences that are in effect a death sentence for a river in northern Wisconsin. The Manitowish River is a Northwoods stream that winds its way westward through Onieda County and flows through several lakes... Read More

All that remains of a proposed dam on the Kickapoo River is this concrete observation tower and a quarter-mile long berm.  (Photo courtesy Friends of the Kickapoo Reserve)  Despite a growing portfolio of successful stories about restored rivers from removing dams, dam removal remains... Read More

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is chronicling in a four-part series the restoration of the Milwaukee River.  It is an impressive accounting of ecological rebound and economic development that can be generated when a community commits to cleaning up its river. In one segment of the series,... Read More