Throughout the southern half of their range, wild steelhead have experienced tremendous declines during the last century and a half. While many factors have contributed to their decline, overharvest in sport and commercial fisheries has been ubiquitous, and today most populations are depressed below 10% of their historic abundance. During…
In order to restore the abundance, distribution, diversity, and long term productivity of wild steelhead and their habitats to assure healthy stocks, hatchery programs need to be removed from management plans where ever possible. Plus, greater priority needs to be given to the long term sustainability of wild steelhead stocks….
For the protection of the Green River’s wild steelhead habitat and the surrounding forest, please take a minute to request that this dangerous hardrock mining proposal does not move forward.
Help make the Grays and Chinook Rivers Washington’s next Wild Steelhead Gene Bank.
The 2015 WSC Conservation Award was presented to Trout Unlimited’s John McMillan.