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What is the WSC all about? Find out how and why the Coalition formed, where the first meetings were and who was there. Read documentation of all of the organizations accomplishments, donations, and works in progress from the very beginning in 2000 through 2011.
These comments about the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) 2012-13 Sportfishing Rules Change Proposal were submitted to the WDFW on December 30, 2011.
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.
An inspiring call to action from WSC Trustee Jack W. Berryman. Jack is a freelance writer and photographer who has published over 200 articles and numerous photographs in a wide variety of adventure, travel, and outdoor magazines. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and is a columnist for Salmon Trout Steelheader and Northwest Fly Fishing.
In 1996, NOAA fisheries separated West Coast wild steelhead populations into 15 Evolutionary Significant Units (ESU), or regional population groups with similar genetic, evolutionary and reproductive traits. More recently these have been defined as Distinct Population Segments (DPS). These separate distinctions allowed evaluation and listing, as necessary, of each ESU under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Steelhead Redd from Wild Steelhead Coalition on Vimeo.