Our new report, Why We Need A Free-Flowing Lower Snake River, examines the impacts dams have on Snake River steelhead and salmon, and why their removal is necessary for fish recovery..
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Today, 70 percent of the major steelhead populations in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California require federal protection and opportunities to catch wild steelhead have diminished dramatically in many rivers.
The Initiative and associated group, Wild Steelheaders United, is a new, organized way for anglers (regardless of whether a person fishes gear or fly, bait or lure) to become more informed about wild steelhead biology and ecology, keep abreast of the latest management and policy issues, to learn about wild steelhead fishing opportunities, and to become educated about
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Thick smoke and surreal orange light filled the skies as soon as we climbed out of our elk hunting grounds and pointed west towards home. Strong winds pushed my full-sized pickup back and forth across the lane as we climbed over the Cascades and descended into the Willamette Valley. Pulling into the driveway, we learned we’d barely made it over the mountains before fires had consumed towns up and down the Cascade Range and closed two of the main passes over the mountains. Our homes in Corvallis were safe from the encroaching fires, but over the next week, we’d learn of dozens of friends who’d lost all of their worldly possessions in a few short hours.
Last Friday, Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) voted 5-4 to reform its Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy (C-3620), which guides salmon management in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Home Town: Olympia, Washington. Situated on the Southern tip of Puget Sound, I have easy access to both the Sound and to the Olympic Peninsula. As the state capitol, I have great access to Washington elected leaders and department heads to advocate for steelhead. Home Waters: As the son of…
We steelheaders share a common vision of the future of wild steelhead and know what has to be done to bring them back. Together, we can make that vision a reality. With millions of dollars, countless staff and volunteer hours invested in restoring wild steelhead habitat, Trout Unlimited has launched the Wild Steelhead Initiative to make sure those investments (along with the efforts of countless other organizations) pay dividends. For more information please visit tu.org.