Wild vs Hatchery in WA: A followup

In Washington by Shauna SherardLeave a Comment

    This week, Trout Unlimited’s John McMillan got a chance to talk steelhead with Seattle’s King 5 network this week. At the top of his list was the debate over wild steelhead and hatchery plants and the proposal that will designate certain rivers in the Puget Sound area as gene banks. Gene banks are rivers managed for wild fish …

Update: Smith River mine withdrawal

In Oregon by Shauna SherardLeave a Comment

  By Dean Finnerty, photo by Ken Morrish Back to back public meetings in Gold Beach, Oregon and Grants Pass, Oregon (Sept. 9th and 10th respectively) made history for Southwest Oregon conservation efforts. “In 30 years of conservation work in Southwest Oregon, we’ve never seen this kind of support for protection of our drinking water and salmon and steelhead streams. …

Two minutes, 14,000 miles of Oregon streams

In Live Action Alerts, Oregon by Shauna Sherard1 Comment

  Two minutes can help protect 14,000 miles of Oregon streams. The Oregon Board of Forestry (BOF) will soon decide whether to increase Oregon’s riparian buffers. These buffers supply cool water in the heat of summer, water necessary for steelhead, trout, salmon and other organisms important to Oregon rivers and streams. Currently, Oregon requires only a 20 foot buffer — far smaller …