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Wild Reverence now available via Vimeo on Demand

There are some very inspiring individuals that have motivated me to fight for the preservation of wild steelhead. Bill and John McMillan, Dick Burge, Rich Simms, Dylan Tomine and Yvon Chouinard to name a few.

You can now add Shane Anderson to my list.

His film Wild Reverence, now available for download on Vimeo, is a testament to the resilience of wild steelhead and the dedication of Shane and others to raising awareness around the plight of these magnificent fish.

Anyone who cares about preserving what is still truly wild will be inspired by this film.

Download it today!

For those of you that would also like to see the film on the big screen stay tuned for details on a multi city tour of the film kicking off in mid September.


Take Action - Your Voice Needed for Wild Steelhead!

There is a very important Washington State Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee hearing tomorrow Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00AM.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the recent Puget Sound steelhead hatchery litigation and settlement between the Wild Fish Conservancy and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The hearing called by committee chair, Senator Kirk Pearson (R - Monroe) will include presentations from WDFW, WFC, Puget Sound Tribes, NOAA Fisheries, recreational fishers, and fishing businesses. At this hearing there may be NO other invited speakers voicing support for wild steelhead.  

But there will  be time for public input - your chance to show state legislators your support for wild steelhead recovery, and so it is crucial that you show up, stand up, and speak up for rivers managed for wild steelhead.  

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Where: Senate Hearing Rm 1

J.A. Cherberg Building

304 15th Ave SW

Olympia, WA 98501

Wild steelhead advocates will be meeting up after the hearing at the Fish Tale Brew Pub in Olympia (515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501) so come unwind with some food, drinks and like-minded people post-hearing.

The Wild Fish Conservancy office will be coordinating ride sharing, so if you need a ride or can provide space in your vehicle, please contact their office at 425-788-1167.

More information about the current state of Puget Sound wild steelhead.

Can't make the meeting? 

Send a message to the Senate Natural Resources Committee and let them know you support steelhead managment reform in Puget Sound!

Thank you for standing with WILD STEELHEAD and science-based policy.


River Snorkel: Wild Steelhead

These wild Steelhead have managed to make it through fishing season and now can get back to the business at hand- spawning in Washington State's Methow River. Join them for a few minutes as they stage for the run upstream.


Caspian terns taking big bite out of Columbia River steelhead, salmon

Photo: MDF

The largest inland colony of Caspian terns in the West is taking a big bite out of endangered fish runs in the upper Columbia River.

Though just a fraction of the size of coastal colonies, the 900-some terns living on an island near Moses Lake are single-handedly blamed for eating more than 10 percent of the wild upper Columbia steelhead juveniles and nearly 15 percent of the hatchery steelhead young as they make their way to the ocean each spring.

LINK (via: The Republic)


Bite me

Experiment to settle whether wild steelhead are really better biters than hatchery steelhead.

LINK (via: Star Tribune)


Wild Reverence Bend Screening

Join the Native Fish Society and the Wild Steelhead Coalition for a screening of Wild Reverence on May 2nd at the Volcanic Theater Pub in Bend, OR.

Wild Reverence is a movie about west coast wild steelhead. More than cool shots of catching these amazing fish, Wild Reverence is an examination of the big picture. It delves into steelhead population trends, habitat quality, the impact of dams, and interaction with hatchery fish. 

Wild Reverence shares the stories of steelhead, rivers, and people. It illustrates where things are working, where they are broken, and how we can turn the decline around and save wild fish for future generations.

Doors at 6pm for a Texas-style BBQ dinner and raffle with items donated by Fly & Field Outfitters. Movie at 7pm followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shane Anderson.  

Tickets are $13 at Fly & Field or $15 at the door.