State designates two rivers wild steelhead habitat


August 17, 2016

Wild Steelheaders United and Trout Unlimited praised the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s decision, to designate the Elwha and Nisqually Rivers as Wild Steelhead Gene Banks. The groups strongly urged the agency also to manage the Skagit River watershed for wild steelhead.

Trout Unlimited (TU) and Wild Steelheaders United have been strong advocates for designation of the Elwha as a wild steelhead gene bank, and believe the Nisqually has qualities that make it a good choice for this designation as well.

“These are forward-thinking decisions in difficult times for steelhead managers. While there is a clear conservation benefit, restoring wild steelhead in these rivers also wi...

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