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  • Forks Creek hatchery study

    A new study reveals that segregated hatcheries may in fact be ineffective at minimizing the impacts on wild steelhead populations.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/6/12 | Comments: 0
  • President’s Run: Where do we go from here?

    Are we at a time where there is no place left to go? For this angler, it seems we are approaching a destination I hate to admit or begrudge to accept. The wild, rainforest rivers of the West end of the Olympic Peninsula (OP) is a very special place with a race of legendary wild winter-run steelhead that could rival the world renown Skeena system to the North.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/6/12 | Comments: 0
  • Searsville Dam: Time for Stanford to Walk the Walk

    The San Francisquito Creek watershed in California’s Bay Area runs through Stanford University’s campus on its way to San Francisco Bay. Historically it was home to healthy runs of steelhead (in addition to salmon). However, this ecosystem was drastically changed when the Spring Valley Water Company erected the Searsville Dam in 1892 to create an impoundment for potable water storage.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/6/12 | Comments: 17
  • Historical Abundance of Puget Sound steelhead

    The Puget Sound steelhead , Oncorhynchus mykiss, was listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2007, prompting the initiation of recovery planning.  Recovery planning requires, ultimately, the identification of conditions under which the “evolutionary significant unit” (ESU) can be considered to have been recovered and subsequently removed from the list of threatened and endangered species (“de-listed”).

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/6/12 | Comments: 0
  • 2013 WSC Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

    These are the 2013 Rule Proposals developed by the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Science and Policy Committee and submitted to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to help protect wild steelhead.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 6/12/12 | Comments: 9
  • Recommended Reading: Six books about wild steelhead management in Pacific Northwest

    We recommend the following six books to help you get started in understanding the plight of wild steelhead and salmon  in the Pacific Northwest and the complicated nature of their management.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 3/31/12 | Comments: 3