Tag archive for: Skagit River
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.
Steelhead Summit: Wild Skagit steelhead and conservative fisheries management for continued stock recovery
Groups, anglers and citizens concerned about the restoration and protection of native, wild steelhead of the Skagit River in Washington are welcome to attend this event. You’ll hear presentations by noted scientists who work on fisheries and habitat research, and discuss public policy initiatives with wild steelhead advocates.
Opening up Skagit/Sauk to selective gear catch and release angling is within the conservation mandate for this watershed and would support the desires of recreational anglers, benefit local economies, and reduce pressure on other wild steelhead returns in our region.
This chapter, from Sean Gallagher’s new book, Wild Steelhead: The Lure and Lore of a Pacific Northwest Icon, was provided courtesy of Wild River Press.
An update of our Skagit Initiative work from the fall of 2013…