Tag archive for: wild steelhead management zones
Help protect and recover threatened populations of wild steelhead in once prolific Puget Sound rivers by telling Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to establish strong, effective wild steelhead gene banks.
The latest on WSC’s work for 2013 and what’s in our future for wild steelhead recovery from Executive Director, Bob Margulis.
The outcome of the WDFW’s steelhead management workgroup for establishing a wild gene bank for the Lower Columbia River populations.
These are the 2013 Rule Proposals developed by the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Science and Policy Committee and submitted to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to help protect wild steelhead.
In order to restore the abundance, distribution, diversity, and long term productivity of wild steelhead and their habitats to assure healthy stocks, hatchery programs need to be removed from management plans where ever possible. Plus, greater priority needs to be given to the long term sustainability of wild steelhead stocks….
WSC submitted this document to the WDFW in June 2011 and made the recommendation that the Snider Creek Hatchery on the Sol Duc River be terminated. The Olympic Peninsula boasts many great steelhead rivers, but the Sol Duc seems to be the best fit to be designated as a Wild Steelhead Management Area (WSMA) for a multitude of reasons. Among other topics, Burge and McMillan explain the unique benefits of the Sol Duc spawning habitat as well as the harmful impacts of Snider hatchery fish on wild winter steelhead.