In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the literature of fly fishing, conservation, and FFI in the state of Washington, Jack Berryman, the 2nd president of the Wild Steelhead Coalition and current Trustee, received the Roderick Haig-Brown Award from Fly Fishers International.
This month we had the opportunity to partake in the Free the Snake Flotilla and the Our Sound, Our Salmon Flotilla, which were powerful demonstrations involving diverse coalitions fighting together for our fish and waters.
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on Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 2017 and help send a loud and clear message that it’s time to remove these four outdated, deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River.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.
Multiple courts have ruled that the federal government’s approach to steelhead and salmon restoration on the Snake is misguided and a massive waste of taxpayer money. They’ve ordered the government to explore a new approach, but now new legislation authored by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is trying to mandate that we stick with our broken management strategy.