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….
Recently, we partnered with our filmmaking friend Shane Anderson to produce a short movie filled with beautiful aerial footage that tells the story of a critical habitat restoration project on the Skagit River’s Barnaby Slough.
We did it! The Grays and Chinook rivers are Washington’s newest Wild Steelhead Gene Bank thanks to your support and work.
Join us on March 24th for the Washington premier of Behind the Emerald Curtain presented by the Wild Steelhead Coalition. The premier will be held at the Patagonia Seattle store. Doors open at 7 :00 and the movie will begin at 7:30, followed by panel discussion with filmmaker Shane Anderson and author David Montgomery.