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Science Friday: Revisiting the Carmel River Steelhead Mitigation Program

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Written by Natalie Stauffer-Olsen, PhD, TU Staff Scientist    Every now and then we publish something that prompts a reaction from the authors of a report we analyze or others in the science world. This happened with our recent post on the Carmel River  that focused on some biological and ecological aspects explored in the paper “Size-conditional smolting and the …

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Throwback Thursday- A Friendly Reminder: Hatchery Steelhead Are Tasty

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With summer just around the corner, the Wild Steelheaders crew is feeling a bit nostalgic.  Winter rods are packed up and summer steelhead are a ways away, and we’ve been finding ourselves daydreaming of tiny flies, drylines, baseball games, cherry pie, and some of the internet’s most prolific fishy blog posts.  In the spirit of days gone by, we’re kicking …

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Science Friday: Why is your lateral line different than mine?

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Most of us working on behalf of wild steelhead love our jobs. Still, after a long week we are ready to hit the water — and share some more Science Friday steelhead knowledge.   This week we touch on a study conducted by Andrew Brown at the University of Washington, along with several co-authors. The paper is here:  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0059162   …

TU’s Chris Wood Speaking at Idaho’s Energy, Salmon, Agriculture, and Community Conference

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  On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Andrus Center for Public Policy will host government representatives, fish advocates, grain growers, energy executives and other stakeholders at its annual environmental conference at Idaho’s Boise State University. The theme of the 2019 Andrus conference is Energy, Salmon, Agriculture and Community: Can We Come Together?   Trout Unlimited and Wild Steelheaders United salute the …

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North Idaho Field Coordinator Job Opening

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Hey folks! Do you love steelhead?  Do you love the public lands that provide them cold, clean water?  Well do we have an opportunity for you.  Trout Unlimited is hiring a North Idaho Field Coordinator to work on protecting those very things.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join a great team doing great things.  What are you waiting for?  Head …

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Science Friday: When fish grow and die in California

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Soquel Creek is a small stream flowing into Monterey Bay about 70 miles south of San Francisco and is home to a population of winter steelhead. A group of scientists published a paper in 2009 that looked into seasonal patterns of growth, survival and movement of age-0 and age-1+ juvenile steelhead within this small California watershed.   Age-0 fish are …

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In Support of a Hatchery Steelhead Program in the Upper Willamette

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  By Dean Finnerty, Wild Steelhead Initiative Director Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative is all about increasing populations of wild steelhead across their native range. Why should we care so much about wild steelhead? There are several reasons, among them the fact that wild steelhead cost nothing to produce, they can be more aggressive towards the gear anglers use to …

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Science Friday: Predictions for Columbia/Snake River summer steelhead and a new study on ocean distribution

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Winter steelhead season is winding down, if not over in some rivers. Time to regroup and prepare for summer runs!   This Friday we have a science two-pack for you.   First, a bit of cautious optimism. More steelhead are predicted to return to the Columbia River basin this year than in the past two years. Last year the upriver …

Honoring Two Oregon Treasures and Protecting Steamboat Creek

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Last Thursday, a small group of local advocates gathered in Roseburg, Oregon to pay homage to Frank and Jeanne Moore. Frank is a WWII veteran who landed on the beaches of Normandy, and upon returning from his service settled with his wife Jeanne on the banks of the North Umpqua River. There the couple built the Steamboat Inn, which became …

Protecting Oregon’s Steelhead Heritage

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Few Oregonians have had a more profound, positive influence on so many people in the Beaver State than Frank and Jeanne Moore. This remarkable couple, whose decades-long efforts to protect Oregon’s natural treasures—in particular steelhead streams and native flowers—have been an inspiration for many, were recently honored by the nation with the passage of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, …