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Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

By Jim Little   |   May 20, 2011 May 20, 2011

We came armed with double boilers, frying pans and casserole pots. Banging on cookware in noisy opposition to the proposed construction of five mega-dams in Chile’s wild Aysén region, about 500 employees from Patagonia’s worldwide operations joined the wave of worldwide protests against the proposed industrialization of… Read More

Photo courtesy of Susitna River Coalition

The Super Salmon

By Ryan Peterson   |   Dec 20, 2016 December 20, 2016

It is with great pride and excitement that we are sharing The Super Salmon with the world—a little movie about the Su and the spotlight it’s been in these last few years. From the first screening in Talkeetna a year ago, to the dozens more that have… Read More

Photo: Ben Moon

Free the Snake Flotilla Action!

By Patagonia   |   Oct 8, 2015 October 8, 2015

On Saturday October 3, 2015, over 300 people—fishermen, Native Americans, farmers, orca lovers, business owners, students, salmon advocates, kayakers, and conservationists—took to the lower Snake River in southeastern Washington, a short distance from the Lower Granite Dam. Together, this diverse group formed the “Free the Snake… Read More

Built in 1959, the Idbar Dam cracked soon after its construction. Investors and construction crews had ignored multiple warnings from the locals not to underestimate the force of the Bašćica, a river known to be unpredictable and fast-flowing. Idbar was decommissioned soon after it was constructed, when the river began fracturing the dam, allowing the Bašćica to flow freely again. Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Andrew Burr

Telling the Dam Truth

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Apr 9, 2018 April 9, 2018

Europe’s last remaining wild rivers are at grave risk. This time the danger isn’t coming from excessive drought or factories dumping toxic waste—it’s coming from the very hydropower dams that claim to bring us clean, green, renewable energy. The fact is, dams are dirty—and their destructive impact far outweighs their… Read More

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

By localcrew   |   May 9, 2011 May 9, 2011

The Patagonian region of southern Chile is considered one of the world's last, great wildernesses, dubbed an "eco-gem" for its rare fauna, ice-sculptured fjords and almost total absence of industrial development. Less destructive alternative energy sources are abundant, and the Chilean government may not fully appreciate the significant tourism… Read More

Above: Old growth forests and the confluence of Kosina Creek and the Susitna River would be submerged under the reservoir created by the proposed dam. Photo: Matt Stoecker

DamNation – Susitna: Alaska’s Mega Dam(n) Proposal

By Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel   |   Oct 23, 2013 October 23, 2013

The Susitna is a huge glacial river that drains the indomitable Alaska Range. Denali looms on the horizon. One of America’s last great, wild, undammed rivers, it is home to large numbers of king, sockeye, pink, coho and chum salmon, which push through its heavy currents to spawn in… Read More

Photo: Wingspan Media Productions

Free the Snake and Restore Salmon to Honor Treaty Rights

By Julian Matthews   |   Feb 3, 2017 February 3, 2017

Salmon have sustained the Nimiipuu people since time began for us. Nimiipuu means “the people” and is one amongst many names the Nez Perce call themselves. The loss of healthy numbers of salmon returning up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to our traditional lands in Idaho and Oregon, where we have… Read More

Patagonia’s Rio Baker – What Will Be Lost

Patagonia’s Rio Baker – What Will Be Lost

By Enviro editor   |   Apr 29, 2010 April 29, 2010

On the heels of our latest (and final) update from the Rios Libres team, we have this information from our friends at the International League of Conservation Photographers who are working hard to fight dams on the Rio Baker in Chile. Understanding the importance of images in… Read More

Journey Through a Scroll Painting

Journey Through a Scroll Painting

By Dave Campbell   |   Oct 26, 2011 October 26, 2011

by Dave Campbell From standing guard over endangered sea-turtle eggs, to mapping oceanic pollution and starting one of the West's most successful wilderness protection organizations, our Environmental Internship Program provides Patagonia employees with opportunities to participate in the fight to protect the Earth's resources. It's been a while… Read More

[Above: Co-director Travis Rummel in the field during the filming of DamNation. All photos courtesy of DamNation]

DamNation – 80,000 Dams, 51 Interviews and One Film

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Jul 19, 2013 July 19, 2013

In July of 2011, Felt Soul Media filmmakers, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, packed camera gear, computers and a few changes of clothing into a borrowed Sportsmobile van, braced themselves for a whole lot of time together and hit the road. It was the beginning… Read More

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