From the Goodmen Project – Removing dams is one thing, but thousands of levees also restrict rivers in the United States — and they’re not working as intended.  Moving levees even 100 feet back benefits communities and ecosystems, says Ian Sinks, the stewardship director for Columbia Land Trust, a conservation nonprofit. Since the early 2000s, Sinks has led more than a dozen levee removal and setback projects. He’s pieced together floodplains throughout the Columbia River estuary, especially along the Grays River in southwest Washington. (more)