Elwha is a laboratory for students & researchers
High school students are studying the Elwha ecosystem, and will monitor the impacts of the dam removal, reports the Bainbridge Island Review...
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The removal of two dams from Washington's Elwha River will be one of the most significant environmental restoration efforts of our time. Call it destruction in the name of creation -- when the dams are gone, salmon will once again return to the wild heart of Olympic National Park.
"River restoration is evolving from an art into a science," said Duke University's Dr. Emily Bernhardt.
"It's no mystery why river restoration is booming," said Andrew Fahlund of American Rivers. "Rivers in good condition more readily meet the needs of the surrounding community than polluted and degraded rivers."