River in sunshine

Futures can be rewritten. Need proof? Look at the Elwha River. Its trajectory was drastically changed by human hands— twice! It began with the construction of two dams in the early 1900s, followed by their removal in 2014. Today, the restored Elwha faces a new future as once-abundant salmon and other wildlife return to critical habitat, denied to them for 100 years. Guest blogger Betsy Emery maps a river’s restoration with the Elwha's story.