North Umpqua Summer Steelhead At Risk from Ongoing Hatchery Releases

The North Umpqua should be a wild steelhead gene bank.

On January 31, 2022, the North Umpqua Coalition, consisting of The Conservation Angler, Native Fish Society, The Steamboaters, The North Umpqua Foundation, Umpqua Watersheds, and Pacific Rivers, filed a Petition for Declaratory Ruling with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission asking them to pause the production and release of hatchery Summer Steelhead until ODFW staff and fisheries managers can adhere to their own conservation management plan for the North Umpqua River. The North Umpqua Coalition shares a vision of an all wild Steelhead North Umpqua River.

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