Please take a minute to tell WDFW that they should designate the Skagit as a wild steelhead gene bank. More than any other single watershed, the Skagit is the cornerstone for restoring Puget Sound Steelhead, so we cannot afford to miss the opportunity to make it a wild steelhead sanctuary.
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….
Please join us on December 1st in Seattle for a rally and open house, where you will have the opportunity to speak up and tell the federal government that it is time for the four dams on the Lower Snake River to go!
After years of treating hatchery steelhead as a threat to their wild counterparts, NOAA is pulling a complete 180 and is proposing to protect 18 hatchery steelhead and salmon programs under the Endangered Species Act!
The Chehalis Basin Strategy is an ambitious collection of potential actions to both improve and restore river habitat and reduce flood damage. We are working to ensure that the outcome of this plan benefits wild fish.