A long-anticipated petition to list the Olympic Peninsula’s wild steelhead under the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been submitted to federal agencies.
Double trouble on the Deschutes
Oregon’s famed Deschutes River is one of the most important – and historically productive – steelhead tributaries of the Columbia River. But poor adult returns in recent years might lead you to think the Deschutes is no longer the powerhouse steelhead factory it once was.
Freeing the Eel
The Eel River is the last, best hope for recovery of wild salmon and steelhead in California. But two old, fish-killing dams on the Eel block access to over 200 miles of high-quality spawning and nursery habitat in the headwaters and, a major factor in the decline of anadromous fishes in California’s third largest watershed.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Part Two
Continuation of our Science Friday Series: Untangling Steelhead and Rainbow Trout Dynamics
Water quality and steelhead
Steelhead, like all of their salmonid cousins, need cold, clean water to thrive. But protecting and restoring water quality can be a real challenge, as the changing climate is making conditions warmer and drier throughout many watersheds.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Untangling Steelhead and Rainbow Trout Dynamics in Washington’s Hood Canal: Part 1
NOAA: Breaching lower Snake River dams is “essential” to wild salmon and steelhead recovery
Biden Administration released a draft report today from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) determining that removal of the lower four Snake River dams is urgently necessary to save plummeting populations of salmon and steelhead in the basin.
Solution seekers vs. the ‘Refuse to Try’ camp
What do we – a former energy executive, an Eastern Washington wheat farmer, and a long-time salmon advocate and angler – have in common?
Striper hunting in steelhead country
Wild Steelheaders United shifts into turbocharge—and takes on a voracious predator
Steelhead Find an Unlikely Friend in Beavers
Beavers deliver conditions steelhead require in their spawning grounds — cold water, longer duration of wetted streambeds, and food-rich rearing habitat. Here’s why beavers are now part of the recovery toolbox for upper Columbia River steelhead.