"If the salmon and steelhead are running, then as far as I am concerned, God knows that all is well in His world... the health of the environment is good if the salmon and steelhead are around. It is that simple." -- Former Oregon Governor, Tom McCall
Our Vision Statement
"Responsible and enjoyable sport angling with good access to healthy, abundant and sustainable fisheries in Northwest's healthy watersheds."
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SAFE for Salmon: SAFE for Salmon seeks to strike a win-win solution to optimize Columbia River salmon harvest between sport and commercial interests. The bill calls for moving the non-tribal commercial gillnet fleet in the lower-Columbia River into off-channel SAFE (Select Area Fisheries Enhancement) areas. These areas are currently in use and are productive. By moving the non-tribal commercial gillnet fleet into these off-channel areas important sport fishing seasons would be expanded and with those seasons significant and meaningful economic benefits to rural communities, the sportfishing industry, hotels, boat dealers, equipment manufacturers, boat builders, restaurants and fishing guides would all be realized. To take action please click HERE.
Oregon State Forests: The State of Oregon manages over 500,000 acres of the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests on the North Coast of the state. These forests provide vital habitat for some of Oregon’s premier salmon and steelhead fisheries including the Kilchis, Miami, Nehalem, Salmonberry, Trask and Wilson rivers, the Tillamook and Nehalem bays, and off shore fisheries of the North Coast. These fisheries provide important sources of income to local communities on the Oregon North Coast and to the state as a whole. Please help the Steelheaders defeat calls to damage this vital fish habitat by clicking HERE.
Bristol Bay No Pebble Mine: Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to one of the earth’s most prolific fisheries, which has significant economic benefits to not only Alaska but also the Pacific Northwest. Many Northwest Steelheaders members travel to Bristol Bay to participate in this prolific wild fishery, and several Steelheaders business supporters make part of their livelihood from this fishery. Large-scale mineral development like Pebble Mine that is proposed to be placed in the headwaters of Bristol Bay best wild salmon rivers, would change this place forever. Please help the Steelheaders protect this amazing wild, sustainable fishery, by clicking HERE.
Crooked River water allocation: In June 2011 Rep. Greg Walden introduced legislation called the “Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act” (H.B. 2060). This legislation will jeopardize the multi-million-dollar effort to reintroduce steelhead, chinook salmon and sockeye above the Pelton Round Butte Dam. Please take action to help protect and restore Deschutes River fish by clicking HERE.
Cuts to conservation in the federal budget: In early July 2011, leaders of the House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2012 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which has numerous cuts to conservation, fishing, public health and wildlife programs.The bill slashes investments for agencies charged with providing clean water, protecting public health, and safeguarding wildlife. Please help save conservation funding now, by clicking HERE.