Planning for Salmon and Steelhead to Return as the Klamath Dams Come Down
As the largest river restoration effort in history moves forward, Oregon and California plan for fish reintroduction and monitoring After decades of determined advocacy, tribes and conservation partners are now on the precipice of removing the four dams of the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project. For over a century, these dams have degraded water quality and…
A Steelhead Story: The Legacy of Bill McMillan
A new short film celebrates Bill McMillan’s commitment to citizen science and the Skagit River’s wild steelhead Early in A Steelhead Story: The Legacy of Bill McMillan, the new film from North Sound TU, the camera follows Scott Willison and Bill McMillan hiking up a tributary of the Skagit River as they search for spawning…
The Biggest Fish: Stories from a record-breaking season in Bristol Bay
Check out the big fish stories and pictures from our Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassadors, Trout Unlimited members and even our CEO, Chris Wood.
We are preaching to the choir when we say that Bristol Bay is one of the most sought-after fishing destinations on the planet. With a seemingly unending landscapes full of rivers and streams teeming with wild Pacific salmon and trophy trout, each fishing season creates memories of big catches, too-close-for-comfort bears, and family-and-friend memories that…
It’s time to step up for the Snake
Editor’s note: This article by Rob Masonis, Walt Pollack, and Bryan Jones was originally published in the Idaho Statesman. The Snake River Basin should be the largest wild salmon and steelhead stronghold in the continental United States, with its cold, clean water fed by high-mountain snow and its thousands of miles of high-quality habitat—much of…
Striper hunting in steelhead country
TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative shifts into turbocharge—and takes on a voracious predator Oregon’s Umpqua River features some of the most famous salmon and steelhead waters in America. It’s an amazingly productive watershed by almost any measure. Trout Unlimited volunteers and staff have worked hard to keep it that way. I tested this productivity on a…
Solution seekers vs. the ‘Refuse to Try’ camp
It’s time for the powers that be to work together to do something big on the Snake River Editor’s note: This article by Rob Masonis, Walt Pollack, and Bryan Jones was originally published in the Spokesman-Review. What do we – a former energy executive, an Eastern Washington wheat farmer, and a long-time salmon advocate and…
Your Snake Questions – Answered
Here are six frequently asked questions about taking down the dams and restoring critical populations of wild fish in the Basin.
We are experiencing some of our worst returns on record for wild salmon and steelhead. Over the past 25 years, the Snake Basin has averaged less than two returning adults for every 100 smolt. Biologists from Oregon and Idaho, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and various tribes estimate that Snake River dam breaching will…