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Save Wild Steelhead

What is a "steelhead flyfisher"? In this age of compromised rivers and diminishing habitat a steelhead flyfisher is not merely an angler who pursues sea-run rainbow trout with a fly, but one also fully committed to the preservation and protection of wild steelhead and their rivers.

This committment includes a desire to become educated on issues affecting the health of wild steelhead. It means becoming a citizen and steward of the Pacific Northwest, writing letters to agencies and officials, making your voice heard, speaking for the fish, and contributing money to vital efforts. It means carefully weighing your consumer and political choices and evaluating the impact they may have on the ecology of anadromous rivers -- not only locally, but regionally as well. More than anything, it means rolling up your sleeves to help, in any way you can, with the fight to save wild steelhead.

Below is a list, by no means all-inclusive and in alphabetical order, of organizations you may want to join or support and resources that can be helpful:

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American Rivers

California Trout



Friends of Wild Salmon
(British Columbia/Skeena)

Federation of Fly Fishers

Native Fish Society

Northern California Council
Federation of Fly Fishers

North Coast Steelhead Alliance
(British Columbia)

Save Our Wild Salmon

Sightline Institute

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

Skeena Wild Conservation Trust

Smith River Alliance (California)

Steelhead Society of British Columbia

Trout Unlimited

Wild Fish Conservancy

Western Rivers Conservancy

Wild Salmon Center

Wild Steelhead Coalition

Wild Steelheaders United

{+} Recommended reading from the Wild Steelhead Coalition:

State of the Steelhead
by Dylan Tomine

Wild Steelhead Need More Advocates
by Jack Berryman