Category archive for: WSC Updates
Cooke Aquaculture’s proposed steelhead net pens could have major repercussions on Washington’s wild steelhead populations and must be more thoroughly reviewed before any approval is provided. The following is the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s comments on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Draft State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) documents.
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 on the Humptulips River regained important protections this year when Selective Gear Rules were reinstated for the month of March.
Wild Steelhead Coalition urges WDFW to keep popular catch and release fishery open, calls on legislators to fully fund Fish and Wildlife. “We’re deeply disappointed to learn that the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is planning to cut the iconic Skagit River steelhead season,” said Rich Simms, Wild Steelhead…
After years of hard work, we are now inching closer to passing suction dredge mining reform legislation (SB 5322), which would ban suction dredge mining in ESA-designated “critical habitat” for steelhead, salmon, and bull trout.
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.