Join the Association of Northwest Steelheaders,
urging Governor Kate Brown to:
GIVE US WHAT WE PAID FOR, WHAT WE SACRIFICED FOR, AND WHAT WE WERE PROMISED!
Sport anglers have held up our end of the reform plan. We’ve transferred smolts from our Willamette and Sandy River systems, paid our endorsement fee to transition gillnets off the mainstem Columbia, and were promised a fair allocation of the public’s resource that save wild salmon and steelhead while prioritizing sport fishing opportunity and economics.
It’s time for Oregon to live up to its end of the bargain!
We, the concerned citizens listed below, hereby petition Governor Brown to uphold Oregon’s commitment to the bi-state agreement and to fully implement the Columbia River salmon fisheries reform plan. Specifically, we request that Governor Brown:
• Direct the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to commit to full implementation of the plan and to enact regulations consistent with the policies recently adopted by the State of Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission; and
• Remove Commissioner Bruce Buckmaster from the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and replace him with a neutral commissioner to rebalance the Commission.
By signing this petition, we’ll keep you informed on our next steps forward, to ensure our best chances for full implementation of a sport fishing priority!
SAVE OUR COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING