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Last Saturday was proof of our collective power. It was proof that commonsense conservation can prevail. It was proof that when anglers unite, the slow tide of change can be hastened to bend toward conservation. It was proof that the years of hard work painstakingly performed by our grassroots community…
For the last 15 years, the Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) and its members have utilized this unwavering perseverance to push for the conservation and restoration of wild steelhead. As anglers first and foremost, we have looked inward and championed changes that worked to minimize the impact of sportfishing on diminishing wild steelhead populations through reducing harvest and implementing commonsense fishing regulations.
On June 21, 2012, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks introduced historic legislation to establish new Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River protections on the Olympic Peninsula. If passed, the bill would protect the first new Wilderness designations on Olympic National Forest in nearly 30 years and the first ever Wild and Scenic River designations on the Olympic Peninsula.
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.
This study looks at the breeding relationship between steelhead and rainbow trout in Olympic Peninsula watersheds, and explains why knowledge of their mating system is essential to their conservation and management.