Tag archive for: Rich Simms
The final President’s Run from founder and past president Rich Simms, in which he shares his top ten musings from years of work with the WSC.
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.
Non-native hatchery steelhead will not be released into the Elwha River and its tributaries this year, say four conservation groups that earlier this month filed suit against federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for releases of hatchery fish into the Elwha.
Citing warnings from agency and independent scientists, four conservation groups filed suit today against several federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and ignoring the best available science and threatening the recovery of killer whales, Chinook salmon, and native steelhead by funding and operating fish hatchery programs in the Elwha River.
President, Rich Simms, summarizes Wild Steelhead Coalitions’s recent accomplishments and upcoming projects for steelhead recovery.
A multi-organization publication outlining the comments of WSC, Native Fish Society, Wild Fish Conservancy, Federation of Fly Fishers, and Washington Fly Fishing Coalition on the Klickitat River Hatchery Complex program. The Klickitat is a river of extraordinary biological and cultural importance for the state of Washington and for the recovery of listed steelhead in the Middle Columbia.