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Sam Davidson

Sam Davidson hired on at Trout Unlimited in 2003, and has served as communications director for TU’s Western Water Project, field director for TU’s public…

  • Conservation Advocacy

    Small waters, big fish

    Leveraging federal dollars and partnership muscle to unblock legendary wild fisheries on the OP  Adult wild steelhead can be as long as your leg and weigh 20 pounds. Yet these remarkable fish have adapted to utilize habitats so small that a guppy might feel claustrophobic in them. A case in point is Wisen Creek on…

  • Conservation Advocacy

    Last best chance for recovery of Klamath salmon and steelhead

    There is real hope for restoring the Klamath and its fisheries, however. That’s because a multi-decade effort to remove the four dams of the Lower Klamath Project is now close to the finish line.

    Anglers and others who care about healthy rivers can help by submitting comments on key environmental analysis The Klamath River system historically has been the third most productive for wild salmon and steelhead on the West Coast. But its legendary salmon and steelhead runs are teetering on the brink of collapse. There is real hope…

  • Restoration

    In Oregon, we’re building a ‘Salmon SuperHwy’

    How federal infrastructure dollars are clearing the way for anadromous fish Across the Pacific Northwest, undercut or collapsing culverts are among the biggest problems for salmon and steelhead. To address this problem at the watershed scale in Oregon’s Tillamook and Nestucca River systems, TU led the creation of the Salmon SuperHwy program, a partnership-driven effort…

  • Dam Removal

    A watershed moment for the Klamath

    Public comment encouraged, critically low salmon and steelhead runs can’t wait On February 25, the long campaign by TU and our Klamath Tribal and conservation partners to restore the Klamath River passed a major milestone when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on proposed decommissioning of the Lower…

  • From the field

    Clearing the way for wild steelhead on the Carmel River

    TU restoration leader on California’s Central Coast takes his steelheading, and steelhead conservation, very seriously. Few anglers have fished more successfully for steelhead than Tim Frahm, TU’s Central Coast Steelhead Coordinator.   For six decades on famous steelhead waters such as the Trinity, Klamath and Gualala Rivers, fishing exclusively with a single swung fly, Frahm…