The Breach Excerpt – Removing Elwha River Dam

When fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus learns wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he wanted to find out why. The result is a documentary called The Breach, which looks at what he calls the trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming for the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.

We’ll be screening The Breach in the coming months as part of our Through the Lens series. In this excerpt, Titus examines the removal of the dam on the Elwha River in Washington and how that dam removal helped bring back runs of wild Salmon that were gone for more than a century.


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