It's one small step for fish, one giant leap for mankind. Dams are coming down for fish in the San Francisco Bay area.
De-engineering streams is an idea whose time has come. Resource managers are removing obstacles from Alameda Creek, in hopes of seeing steelhead return after a 40 year absence. Silly? Not at all, ask the Alameda Creek Alliance, or the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration.
Big dams, little dams, bridges, culverts, roads, it all adds up. Especially in raising consciousness about the many ways we've neglected fish, and how we can right those wrongs.
If we want fish in our future, then we need to remember to rebuild a world that's friendly to fish.