Better buffers mean healthier steelhead

In Oregon by Shauna SherardLeave a Comment

    Last week, the Oregon Board of Forestry met to consider stream buffers as they revise a rule that would determine how close timber can be harvested when next to a stream or river. The riparian rule as it’s called, stands to impact thousands of miles of water in Oregon and as such, important populations of steelhead. Increased buffers improve shade, recruit large …

Our WDFW Gene Bank Testimony

In Washington by Dwayne MeadowsLeave a Comment

On July 21st in Seattle, Rob Masonis VP of Western Conservation at Trout Unlimited made the following testimony at the WDFW Puget Sound Gene Banks Meeting.  We encourage you to use this in information for either your online or your verbal testimony.  For more information Go Here   “Let me start by applauding the Department for moving forward with WSGB …

The long hot summer: Three ways for anglers to minimize their impact on steelhead

In California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Dwayne Meadows2 Comments

 The long hot summer: Three ways for anglers to minimize their impact on steelhead John McMillan It may be universally said that low stream flows and hot water are bad for salmon and steelhead, which is why this year is strikingly painful to experience as angler and scientist. Unquestionably this is the driest early-summer I have experienced in my time …

WDFW Announces Wild Steelhead Gene Bank Meetings

In Washington by Dwayne MeadowsLeave a Comment

Here is a great opportunity to rebuild and sustain wild steelhead populations in the rivers of Puget Sound. As a supporter of Wild Steelheaders United, we encourage you to speak up. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be setting aside some Puget Sound rivers to be managed exclusively for wild steelhead. These rivers — “wild steelhead gene banks” …

Update from Idaho’s Upper Salmon River

In Idaho by Dwayne MeadowsLeave a Comment

By Matt Green – Upper Salmon Project Manager This spring we put the finishing touches on the Mill Creek Reconnect Project in the upper Pahsimeroi Valley. As often happens within the TU community, a group of hard working volunteers planted over 1,000 potted plants along the newly constructed Mill Creek channel. Mill Creek is now connected to Big Creek for …