About Us

One of the oldest and most-cherished conservation and sport fishing advocacy organizations in the Pacific Northwest, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders was founded in 1960. ANWS currently has 11 chapters in Oregon and one in Washington. The Steelheaders mission is “anglers dedicated to enhancing and protecting fisheries and their habitats for today and the future.” Our vision is “responsible and enjoyable sport angling with good access to healthy, abundant and sustainable fisheries in Northwest’s healthy watersheds.” ANWS serves all residents of the Pacific Northwest who value strong salmon and steelhead runs, clean water, and the sport of angling.

ANWS is the Oregon affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

For more information, please view our “This is Who We Are” document HERE or explore us in the links below.