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….
Donate now to preserve and protect an important piece of new public land on the lower Grande Ronde River, one of the country’s great steelhead rivers.
Wild Steelhead Coalition expresses strong support for the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s proposed rulemaking to eliminate harvest restrictions for bass, walleye, and channel catfish in all rivers, lakes, and streams that also support salmon smolts.
Wild steelhead on the Humptulips River regained important protections this year when Selective Gear Rules were reinstated for the month of March.