Category archive for: WSC Updates
During the 2017 legislative session, the legislature passed a proviso that directed WDFW to explore alternative structures for guide licensing. The legislative proviso instructed WDFW to hold public meetings on both the Olympic Peninsula and in the Klickitat River area, but the department has scheduled four additional meetings.
We’ve teamed up with the talented film crew Bloodknots for a tour of their steelhead conservation film “Our Two Hands.” We hope to see you at one of the screenings in Bend, Portland, and Seattle.
Please join the Free The Snake Flotilla on Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 2017 and help send a loud and clear message that it’s time to remove these four outdated, deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River.
Over the next few months, WSC will be selling 500 $20 raffle tickets that offer you the chance to win a meticulously refurbished 1950’s handcrafted wooden drift boat. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to increasing the return of wild steelhead to the waters of the West Coast.
The checkered history of the eight existing Atlantic salmon net pens in Washington had already made a compelling case for why expanding this environmental destructive industry in Puget Sound is a bad idea. This catastrophic spill of 300,000 Atlantic salmon is the nail in the coffin.
On March 9th, Brian Knutsen presented an oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Wild Steelhead Coalition, The Conservation Angler, the Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee, and Wild Fish Conservancy about the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s hatchery on the Elwha River.