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Wild Steelheaders United

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    On the North Umpqua, a win for science and wild steelhead

    TU and Wild Steelheaders support Oregon decision to help decimated wild summer steelhead TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative is firmly committed to the principle that the best available science must guide steelhead fisheries management. But as our wild steelhead populations continue to decline in virtually every watershed in their native range, too often we see steelhead…

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    A lost steelhead history

    Thanks to a new study, we now have a better sense of how many steelhead once returned to fabled OP rivers.

    Study of past data shows declines are steep; more closures in Washington and elsewhere may become the norm. Last week, steelheaders in Washington State were dealt another tough blow with the early closure of the coastal winter steelhead season. Anglers in this region were already fishing under a second season of emergency regulations, implemented in…

  • Voices from the river Featured

    The home float

    As the old Toyota truck bounced over the river rocks and headed toward the water I couldn’t help smiling to myself. My brother and I sat together in the cab, our dad behind the wheel. He was dropping us at the river for a day fishing, like so many times before. “You guys be careful,”…

  • Fishing Conservation Science

    Why support hatchery steelhead in the upper Willamette?

    By Dean Finnerty Editor's note: Steelhead management requires balancing of competing consumer demands, statutory requirements, science and politics. Hatchery steelhead weaken wild stocks, but help keep our fishing heritage alive. Where habitat conditions are favorable, we should manage for wild steelhead; where they aren’t, as in the upper Willamette between Dexter Dam and the Calapooia…