Kitsap Sun letter Steve Burns OP Steelhead

In Oregon by steelheaders

LETTERS: State can help restore salmon stocks 3:22 PM, Dec 9, 2015 58 mins ago opinion | letters to the editor Steve Burns, Poulsbo State can help restore salmon stocks There are times as anglers where we must evaluate our lot — look at our rivers, their habitat and the health of their fish populations, contemplating the opportunity they provide while comparing …

Happy Birthday Wild Steelheaders United

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Shauna Sherard

By Shauna Sherard We made it. One year. 365 days passed. 365 steps toward a better future for steelhead. One year down. So many to go. There are those who thought we were crazy. Crazy in what we believed. Crazy in our attempt to unite anglers, to try to solve allegedly unsolvable problems that had plagued steelhead rivers for decades. …

Finishing the job

In Oregon by Shauna Sherard

By Rob Masonis Darn lucky. That is what I consider myself for having been able to make a living for more than two decades protecting and restoring the great steelhead and salmon rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The muscular, jaw-droppingly beautiful rivers themselves have provided plenty of inspiration for my work. But the wild steelhead that swim in their waters …

WSU: Good excuse to go fishing

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Shauna Sherard

  By Sam Davidson Among the better excuses for going fishing is to celebrate a birthday. One’s own, of course. But also your father-in-law’s, the 4th of July, Christmas, Rutherford B. Hayes’s, and your yet-to-be-born nephew’s. The point is that you can use “celebrating a birthday” as a legitimate excuse to go fishing for any day of the year. I …

Steelheaders amass for Olympic Peninsula

In Oregon by steelheaders

  As a rule, public comment periods for proposed regulations are not sexy. They are not attention grabbers.  They’re not headline makers. Sometimes, they’re not even interesting enough to garner the attention of a single citizen.  For that you need protests.  Public displays.  But comment periods?  While they exude patriotism, practically stinking of the fundamentals of democracy, let’s be honest. …

Oregon’s Nehalem River Fish Passage Project

In Oregon by steelheaders

Oregon’s Nehalem River Steelhead will Face Improved Passage this Year Oregon’s Nehalem River on the North Coast is home to some of the wildest winter steelhead in the region. It also hosts strong populations of chinook, coho, and coastal cutthroat, as well as chum and lamprey. The Nehalem is big water – some 120 miles long winding from its headwaters …

Meadows: Survey results not suprising

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Shauna Sherard

  By Dwayne Meadows Some folks might be surprised at the results of a recent poll of steelhead anglers commissioned by Trout Unlimited. The survey of more than 600 anglers from Oregon, Washington, and California found a strong majority of anglers in favor of both protecting wild steelhead runs and a balanced management approach, with some rivers managed for hatchery …

Go Wild: Poll shows support for conservation

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Shauna Sherard

    It turns out that most steelhead anglers, despite our reputation, actually agree on a lot of things. Today, Trout Unlimited released the results of an extensive poll of more than 630 active steelhead anglers in California, Oregon and Washington that reveals broad support for wild steelhead conservation and for managing fisheries to sustain wild steelhead populations. Indeed, this …

Update: Smith River mine withdrawal

In Oregon by Shauna Sherard

  By Dean Finnerty, photo by Ken Morrish Back to back public meetings in Gold Beach, Oregon and Grants Pass, Oregon (Sept. 9th and 10th respectively) made history for Southwest Oregon conservation efforts. “In 30 years of conservation work in Southwest Oregon, we’ve never seen this kind of support for protection of our drinking water and salmon and steelhead streams. …