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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.
The Wild Steelhead Coalition is proud to be a funding partner of WDFW’s Hoh River Steelhead Research Program, a years-long effort to better understand steelhead biology and ecology, fill information gaps needed for steelhead management, and improve resiliency of steelhead populations.
We are excited to launch of our new campaign Steelhead Country! The campaign is a collaborative creation that features a six-episode film series produced by Shane Anderson that explores the rise and fall of angling for wild steelhead in Washington and asks anglers to take action and bring back Steelhead Country.
In honor of our 15th Anniversary, we threw together a list of 15 notable accomplishments that you, our members, have achieved. It’s pretty amazing to see what a group of committed volunteers have accomplished together.