Category archive for: WSC Updates
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.
In honor of Frank Moore, WSC’s 2008 Conservation Award Winner, the Senate advanced legislation to designate nearly 100,000 acres of public lands in Oregon as the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area.
Our friend and Alaska-based fish conservationist Sam Snyder has just released his new book Backcasts: A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation. The book celebrates the centuries-old confluence of fly fishing and conservation and, with the help of Jack Berryman, delves into the role WSC has played in conserving wild steelhead.
The Wild Steelhead Coalition is proud to support Senator Ron Wyden’s bill S. 1448, the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Designation Act, which would conserve one of the most remarkable salmonid sanctuaries in the United States as well as honor an American war hero and conservation icon.
Recently a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed in Mosier, Oregon, spilling more than 10,000 gallons of oil into the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Unfortunately, Union Pacific has already resumed running oil trains through the Gorge without addressing the underlying issue that caused the derailment.
CHROME, the new film from Conservation Hawks, celebrates the joy and passion of fly fishing for steelhead while educating anglers on the looming threats of climate change and ocean acidification.