Oregon Recreation Enhancement Act and Smith River National Recreation Area bills pass through Senate Committee.
Meet the team: Haley Ohms
This week we’re highlighting the newest addition to the Wild Steelheaders United team, Haley Ohms. Haley is a Salmon Biologist with Trout Unlimited’s Science Team.
Legislative Preview: Oregon’s 2023 Legislative Session
On January 17th, the Oregon legislature commenced a “long session” that will continue into June. Wild Steelheaders United is tracking quite a few bills – and concepts that haven’t yet been filed as bills – that would affect wild steelhead.
Meet The Team: Greg Fitz
Earlier this fall, we welcomed Greg Fitz to the Wild Steelheaders United team. Fitz is the West Coast Communications Director for Trout Unlimited and in this role works to highlight TU’s conservation, restoration, and advocacy efforts across California, Oregon, and Washington.
Steel Dreams: Outing on Clearwater River drives home what’s at stake on the Snake
People often refer to rivers of the Northwest as some of the last truly “wild” places in the Lower 48. The Clearwater River in Idaho is one of those places.
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