Emergency Assessment concludes that BC’s Interior Steelhead Trout at risk of extinction

The Conservation Angler supports the recommendation for an emergency listing of the Thompson and Chilcotin river’s wild steelhead under the Canadian Federal Species At Risk Act (SARA).  It is no surprise that an independent committee confirmed that this iconic species needs to have the full protection afforded by the SARA in order to save them from … Continue reading Emergency Assessment concludes that BC’s Interior Steelhead Trout at risk of extinction

Questionnaire indicates support for steelhead fisheries

Most fishermen who responded to the state Department of Fish & Wildlife’s recent questionnaire about potential steelhead trout fisheries in the Skagit River watershed want to see some fishing allowed.   Fish & Wildlife staff provided the questionnaire during two public meetings held in January, one of which took place in Sedro-Woolley.   The majority of anglers … Continue reading Questionnaire indicates support for steelhead fisheries

Eruption of Criticism Follows Decision to Allow Mining Near Mount. St. Helens

On Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service announced its long awaited decision to approve a request for a prospective mining permit near Mount St. Helens. The decision came after years of roiling debate on the proposal, so naturally a pyroclastic flow of disapproval followed in the aftermath of the explosive decision. TCA supports the protection of … Continue reading Eruption of Criticism Follows Decision to Allow Mining Near Mount. St. Helens

2018 Science and Conservation Report: Issue One

by Bill Bakke, Director of Science and Conservation, The Conservation Angler The last issue of this report led off with an informative article by Kyle Young about hatcheries and wild salmon called Kicking the Habit.  The following is a comment from an advocate for hatchbox releases of salmon fry and Kyle’s response. STOCKING The NSA … Continue reading 2018 Science and Conservation Report: Issue One

Megadams not clean or green, says expert

Forty years of research show hydro dams create environmental damage, says David Schindler. Politicians who describe dams as “clean energy projects” are talking “nonsense” and rejecting decades of science, says David Schindler, a leading water ecologist. Former premier Christy Clark often touted the Site C dam as a “clean energy project” and Premier John Horgan … Continue reading Megadams not clean or green, says expert

Final EIS completed, US v. Oregon Harvest Management agreement delayed, few conservation improvements likely

NOAA Fisheries completed an environmental review of potential options that will guide the final agreement for managing salmon and steelhead harvest and hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin until 2028. The Conservation Angler and Wild Fish Conservancy filed extensive comments on the Draft EIS, many of which were not properly addressed in the Final EIS.  … Continue reading Final EIS completed, US v. Oregon Harvest Management agreement delayed, few conservation improvements likely