Many people envision a healthy, free-flowing lower Snake River that will yield abundance for all once returned to its natural state.

Free-flowing rivers aren’t just lifelines for fish, wildlife and people. They’re havens for a wide range of recreational pursuits: fishing, bird watching, hiking, hunting, rafting, camping and jet boating. What’s more, these activities translate directly into economic activity for riverside communities and businesses.

There will be increased economic activity within the counties and legislative districts surrounding the Lower Snake River in southeast Washington. The large influx of visitors in Year 1 will have expenditures of $500 million and will generate nearly $400 million in economic contribution.

For our chefs and “foodies”, here is a look at what the Lower Snake Valley could offer…


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Breach the Lower Snake River Dams to save Southern Resident Killer Whales