Frank and Jeanne Moore Honored by Senator Wyden, Conservation Community

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  Looking down over Winchester Dam and the spring flows of the North Umpqua River, Umpqua Community College’s Danny Lang Event Center was packed with river lovers, conservationists, and anglers of all stripes last Tuesday, at a banquet dinner honoring Frank and Jeanne Moore and the recent creation of the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area on …

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Science Friday: Successful habitat restoration on the Washougal River

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Welcome to another Science Friday post from Wild Steelheaders United. In this space we usually review scientific studies that have implications for wild steelhead conservation and management. But we take a slightly different path this week. I was born and raised on the banks of the Washougal River in SW Washington. The poor Washougal has suffered more than most steelhead …

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Businesses We Love: Royal Treatment Fly Fishing

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Located just outside Portland and a stone’s throw from the Willamette River in West Linn, OR, Royal Treatment Fly Shop offers a comprehensive inventory of fly fishing equipment from top brands, and serves as a community center for conservation-minded anglers from across the Portland metro area. Named after a steelhead fly that owner Joel La Follette dreamed up on the …

Hope for Idaho’s Salmon

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  By Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited CEO   “I have concluded that I am going to stay alive long enough to see salmon return to healthy populations in Idaho.”   Those words by U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) at a conference at the Andrus Center last week may do more to project the recovery of the imperiled Snake River salmon …

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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 …