Damned if you do. Dammed if you don’t.

FILE — The Little Goose Dam along the Snake River near Riparia, Wash., is seen Feb. 2. A proposal to breach the four lower Snake River dams, including the Little Goose Dam, is a point of discussion among many different entities, including environmental groups, Native American tribes, farmers and port officials.

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners received comments on two of the state’s most controversial topics — salmon and dams, and wolves and elk — at a public comment hearing in Lewiston on Monday.

Two retired Idaho Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologists and one former Fish and Game commissioner implored current commissioners to be more active in the regional efforts to recover Snake River salmon and steelhead.