Tell Gov. Brown – Stand Firm on Salmon Recovery!

Electrical association pressures Oregon Governor Brown to abandon Columbia River salmon and steelhead recovery measures. Despite tens of millions of dollars invested on habitat restoration, significant reforms and reductions of hatchery releases, and associated decreases in tribal, commercial and recreational harvests, Columbia River salmon and steelhead are still in trouble. The main reason in one

ODFW Commission; Gillnets Forever

Can You Hear Us Now? In another betrayal of promises the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission once again discarded the intent of the Columbia River Reform package, locking anglers out of all that we paid for, what we sacrificed for, and what we were promised. On Friday afternoon, commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the staff

Steelheaders Deliver Letter to Governor Brown

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Accompanying this letter, the Association of NW Steelheaders presents a petition signed by 5,891 citizens requesting you to: (1) Direct the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to commit to full implementation of the Columbia River salmon fisheries reform plan and to enact regulations consistent with the policies recently adopted by the state of Washington; and

Governor Brown Sends Letter to ODFW Commission on Columbia River Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore. February 9, 2017 —Governor Kate Brown called the January 20 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision abandoning the Columbia River Fisheries Reform Plan “confusing”, “untenable”, and not “acceptable.” Governor Brown gave the commission until April 3 to change its decision and to “honor the commitments” made in the Reform Plan.


BETRAYED! We as sport anglers are shocked and outraged at the decision last evening by the ODFW Commission. Led by Governor Brown’s appointments, the Commission voted 4-3 to abandon the bi-State Columbia River salmon fishing reform plan and put the interests of a few hundred part-time gillnet operators above over 400,000 of sport anglers. The

Action Alert: Tell ODFW to Fully Implement the Columbia River Reform Package!

Fully Implement the Columbia River Reform Package! On January 20th, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide the fate of Columbia River anglers for the 2017 fishing season and the future of the Columbia River Fisheries Reform Package. To date, Oregon’s anglers have not received what we paid for (the Columbia River endorsement fee),

Helping Raíces a Alas in Molalla

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Helping Raíces a Alas in Molalla Each fall and winter, dedicated Steelheader volunteers deliver salmon eggs to classrooms around the Portland area through Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Eggs to Fry Program. Students observe and learn about salmon lifecycles and riparian habitats before releasing fry into rivers to begin their journey to the

Making Connections

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Making Connections There are many reasons why people join the Northwest Steelheaders. There are many longtime members, and some may even remember the original reason the Steelheaders were formed: To remove commercial harvest from the Columbia. When I originally joined, my goal was to learn how to catch fish. I had found on the ODFW