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 oder 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 latest from our Elwha River litigation and the next steps in the process.
Our new executive director Bob Margulis gives a taste of what’s ahead for the WSC in the upcoming year, including our Skagit River watershed work and an annual review of Washington Statewide Steelhead Management Plan.
The final President’s Run from founder and past president Rich Simms, in which he shares his top ten musings from years of work with the WSC.