For years, Bill McMillan has conducted extensive annual spawning surveys across several key tributaries in the mid-Skagit River basin as an independent volunteer. At nearly 80 years of age, this life-long advocate and citizen scientist is passing the torch to a new generation of volunteers stepping up to continue his work.
Science Friday: It’s not all about steelhead
We look at a new paper that digs into the factors leading harbor seal to prey on juvenile steelhead and the abundance of both coho and Chinook salmon during the steelhead outmigration window to understand how these pulses of hatchery salmon impact the weekly survival of steelhead moving through Puget Sound.
Volunteer opportunity: Hood Canal Steelhead
Starting this month and running through May, the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG) is seeking volunteers to help with their monitoring of juvenile steelhead smolt traps.
Seven years of science, advocacy, and marching with the steelhead army
Today is Science Director John McMillan’s last day with Wild Steelheaders United and in his final post, he reflects back on seven years of his work alongside a mighty steelhead army.
The Plight of Hood Canal Steelhead
Wild Steelheaders United ambassador Lee Geist shares his history with Hood Canal steelhead and dives into some of the issues impeding their recovery.
A Portfolio Approach to Management: The Future of Puget Sound Steelheading
For the past three years, a diverse group of anglers with a shared passion for Puget Sound steelhead have worked to develop a portfolio of watershed-specific conservation, fishery, and hatchery strategies for that population. We’re excited to share with you a sneak-peek of the Quicksilver Portfolio.