Tag archive for: Skagit River
The fishing might be tough these days, but as anglers we have a responsibility to help fund the management and conservation of our state’s fish and wildlife. We have the chance to do help make that happen tomorrow in Olympia at a hearing about House Bill 1647.
If WDFW’s plan is approved and agreements are reached with the National Marine Fisheries Service and co-manager tribes, the spring catch-and-release sportfishing season for steelhead on the famed Skagit River could reopen for the first time since 2010.
This month, WDFW designated the Elwha and Nisqually rivers as Wild Steelhead Gene Banks, which is welcome news, but the entire Skagit should be designated as well.
Apply today for a chance to serve on a new WDFW Advisory Group tasked with helping identify a new Wild Steelhead Gene Bank in north Puget Sound.
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.
Recently, we partnered with our filmmaking friend Shane Anderson to produce a short movie filled with beautiful aerial footage that tells the story of a critical habitat restoration project on the Skagit River’s Barnaby Slough.