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 winter edition of “The Osprey” is now available on your electronic newsstand and contains some great articles about important wild steelhead stories you need to know.
Help secure a generational congressional win for wild steelhead and sportsmen across America by contacting your members of Congress and encouraging them to vote yes on the Natural Resources Management Act.
With your help, we flooded the BLM with comments advocating for the protection of the Methow Headwaters and its wild steelhead. WSC was excited to submit our own comments supporting the 20-year mineral withdrawal as well, which you can read here.