‘Hurtling Towards extinction’: B.C. steelhead returns critically low

Just-released numbers show two populations of B.C. Interior steelhead are on the brink of total collapse. According to the data, only 45 steelhead are expected to reach spawning grounds in the Chilcotin watershed this year and only 145 in the Thomspon watershed. "It's clear that we have a severe conservation crisis on our hands," said  Aaron Hill, … Continue reading ‘Hurtling Towards extinction’: B.C. steelhead returns critically low

Conservation and Science Report Issue Four

by Bill Bakke Nothing polarizes the salmon community like stocking. We agree that we need to protect and restore freshwater habitat. We accept that harvest levels must be adjusted to accommodate fluctuations in survival rates. It is past time for all of us—anglers, NGOs, scientists, managers and policy makers—to collectively confront our pathological addiction to … Continue reading Conservation and Science Report Issue Four

Inland Northwest Steelhead: Don’t Assume They’ll Bounce Back

by David Moskowitz Many news outlets are reporting that Columbia River and Snake River summer steelhead runs may come in a bit late this year. Unfortunately, the numbers as of August 31 show it's too late for any kind of major rebound. That puts our wild steelhead, which push into eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and … Continue reading Inland Northwest Steelhead: Don’t Assume They’ll Bounce Back