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Category archive for: WSC Positions

  • WSC Position on Elwha River Hatcheries

    In September 2011 dam removal began on the Elwha River marking the beginning of the greatest river restoration project in history. Over the next two years, Glines Canyon and Elwha dams will be removed giving salmon access to over 90 miles of habitat, much of which is protected within the…

    Category: WSC Positions | Posted by: | 12/2/11 | Comments: 0
  • WSC Position on Wild Steelhead Harvest

    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…

    Category: WSC Positions | Posted by: | 12/2/11 | Comments: 0
  • WSC Position on Klamath Dams

    The second largest river in California, the Klamath was once among the most productive salmon rivers in North America. Drawing its headwaters from Southern Oregon’s Klamath Lake it drains southwest into California before meeting with it’s largest tributary the Trinity and ultimately running to the Ocean north of Eureka. Early…

    Category: Steelhead Info | Posted by: | 12/2/11 | Comments: 0
  • WSC Position on Steelhead Hatcheries

    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….

    Category: WSC Positions | Posted by: | 7/21/11 | Comments: 0