Timely & Accurate Fish Counts on Oregon’s North Umpqua River

In Newsletter: The Wild Steelheader, Oregon by Nick ChambersLeave a Comment

Knowing exactly how many salmon and steelhead comprise a particular run is crucial for proper fisheries management.  Throughout wild steelhead range, agencies struggle with tight budgets and frequently, monitoring returning adults falls to the bottom of the priority list. Since the 1950’s the fish ladder and viewing window at Winchester Dam near Roseburg, Oregon on the famed North Umpqua river …

WSU leading the charge on sonar

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Newsletter: The Wild Steelheader, Oregon, Washington by Nick ChambersLeave a Comment

Occasionally, we get asked what Wild Steelheaders United is really doing to improve wild steelhead populations across their range.   We could start by mentioning that our habitat restoration and fish passage improvement projects are delivering big results in some of the last best wild steelhead strongholds in North America. In the past year alone, our work along California’s fabled …

The Wild Steelheader Dec. 2016

In Newsletter: The Wild Steelheader, Oregon by Dwayne MeadowsLeave a Comment

 December 28, 2016 It’s been more than two years since Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative left the boat ramp. This initiative was born of committed steelhead anglers whose hope for a brighter future for wild steelhead is matched by their stubbornness in fighting for the improvements in habitat and policy required to realize this vision. For too long, steelhead management …

The Wild Steelheader Jan 2016

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Newsletter: The Wild Steelheader, Oregon, Washington by Dwayne Meadows1 Comment

  January 19, 2016 Hello, As I write this, we are deep in the heart of winter steelhead season. Snow levels have crept down in elevation and river gauges resemble roller coasters.  One thing is now certain: We finally have water. After a summer of lethal river temperatures and wildfires, is it ok to complain about blown-out or frozen rivers? …