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Legislative Summary: Oregon’s 2024 Legislative Session 

In Oregon by James Fraser

The Oregon Legislature wrapped up its 2024 legislative session in March. Trout Unlimited (TU) and Wild Steelheaders United are pleased to report that the Legislature passed some important policy and budget measures for fish and rivers this year. Fortunately, some counter-productive proposals didn’t advance. 

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A Watershed Moment on the Elwha River

In Washington by Greg Fitz

This fall on Washington’s Elwha River, for the first time since dam removal, recovering Coho salmon numbers were able to support a Ceremonial and Subsistence fishery led by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

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New plan aims to recover native salmon and steelhead in California, reflects TU restoration and policy priorities

In California by Sam Davidson

On January 30, Governor Gavin Newsom released a plan for reversing the decline of native salmon and steelhead in California. This plan, California Salmon Strategy for a Hotter, Drier Future, affirms that actions and policies long supported by TU, tribes, and fishing and conservation groups are key to recovery of native salmon and steelhead and their fisheries, and that strategic, sustained collaboration will be needed to implement these actions and policies.

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A Holiday Gift on Dry Dock Gulch

In California by Greg Fitz

In September 2023, after years of planning and fundraising, TU’s North Coast Coho Project and their partners completed a fish passage and habitat improvement project on Dry Dock Gulch, a tributary of Northern California’s Big River.