Who We Are

Our Mission



The Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS) was founded in 1960 and is one of the oldest and most cherished conservation and sport fishing advocacy organizations in the Pacific Northwest. We are anglers dedicated to enhancing and protecting fisheries and their habitats for today and tomorrow. Our programs include youth conservation education, angler education, protecting public access to waterways, and advocating for fish.

Northwest Steelheaders represent PNW residents who value strong runs of salmon and steelhead, healthy waterways, and sport fishing. Join Us!

ANWS is the Oregon affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), who we collaborate with for our education programs.

Chapters & Presidents

  • Columbia River Chapter - Don Hyde
  • Deschutes Basin Chapter - Yancy Lind
  • Emerald Empire Chapter - Ken Johnson
  • McLoughlin Chapter - Kyle Smith
  • Mid-Valley Chapter - Jim Sallee
  • Newberg Chapter - Doug Stewart
  • North Coast Chapter -
  • Salem Chapter - Matt Tucker
  • Sandy River Chapter - Greg Reed & Jeff Stoeger
  • Tom McCall Chapter - Tim Wilson
  • Tualatin Valley Chapter - Mark Hutchinson

Monthly Meeting Locations

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