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….
The Wild Steelhead Coalition is proud to support Senator Ron Wyden’s bill S. 1448, the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Designation Act, which would conserve one of the most remarkable salmonid sanctuaries in the United States as well as honor an American war hero and conservation icon.
Recently a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed in Mosier, Oregon, spilling more than 10,000 gallons of oil into the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Unfortunately, Union Pacific has already resumed running oil trains through the Gorge without addressing the underlying issue that caused the derailment.
CHROME, the new film from Conservation Hawks, celebrates the joy and passion of fly fishing for steelhead while educating anglers on the looming threats of climate change and ocean acidification.