Friday, October 31, 2014

TU Wild Steelhead Initiative

The passion to catch wild steelhead is a bond that unites anglers young and old, urban and rural, liberal and conservative. Wild steelhead have inspired thousands of anglers to become conservationists. Until now, their conservation efforts have been primarily local, focused on specific rivers and led by small groups of dedicated volunteers. Never before has there been a broad initiative that effectively focuses the ideas, energy, and actions of the large  community of wild steelhead anglers. 

On Nov. 20, Trout Unlimited will launch the Wild Steelhead Initiative, a project to protect and restore the wild steelhead and the fishing opportunities they provide throughout their native range in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
The Initiative will address both habitat protection/restoration and steelhead policy and management to align all of the "H's" (habitat (including hydro), hatcheries, and harvest) so that wild steelhead can thrive.
To Kick off the initiative, TU will host simultaneous events on November 20 in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Seattle – Earl Harper Studio 6:30 p.m.
Boise – Enterprise Building, 7:30 p.m.
Juneau – Silverbow Inn, 6 p.m.
Portland – Lucky Lab Taphouse, 6:30 p.m.
Santa Cruz – Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, 6:30 p.m.