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Get Involved with the Northwest Steelheaders

Northwest Steelheaders is a grassroots organization that focuses on advocacy, education, and restoration. When you join us or renew your membership, you’re taking action to protect the future of steelhead, salmon, and trout fishing in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re interested in getting involved with a fishing group that offers both regional advocacy influence and a deep connection to local waters, Northwest Steelheaders is the organization for you.

We have multiple ways for you to get involved with the Northwest Steelheaders community from joining our membership, supporting us through donations, or volunteering. When you choose to become a member, you'll learn about fishing events and volunteer opportunities before the general public, and enjoy exclusive access to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store!


Join or renew your Steelheaders membership to immerse yourself in a community of like-minded conservation anglers. We are dedicated to protecting and restoring our coldwater fisheries, increasing fishing opportunities, and welcoming new anglers into the fishing community. Sign up and get involved with a chapter today. We have three membership options:

• Sustaining membership is a minimum of $10 per month.

• Annual membership is a minimum of $40 per year.

• Lifetime membership is a one time donation of $500

• Budgeted Lifetime membership is 5 annual payments of $100


Volunteers are vital for advancing our education and policy goals. At the chapter level, volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year to protect and restore our fisheries. If you are already a member, you can volunteer for our programs and events. Note that you must undergo a background check to be part of our volunteer program.

After volunteering, please fill out one of the two volunteer tracking forms below. If you helped host an event, please fill out the Event Hours tracking form. If you volunteered as an individual or with a small group, not associated with an event, please fill out our Volunteer Hours tracking form.

Thank you for tracking your volunteer hours.

Become a Sponsor

Does your company want to give back to the Pacific Northwest's river, stream, and estuary habitats? Local businesses have been supporting NW Steelheaders for 60 years because they recognize that conservation is more effective when they lend a hand. We offer four sponsorship levels. Please contact us at for more information about what each sponsorship level entails.

• Steelhead Sponsor: $5000+ per fiscal year

• Chinook Sponsor: $2000 - $4999 per fiscal year

• Coho Sponsor: $500 - $1999 per fiscal year

• Coastal Cutthroat Sponsor: $250 - $499 per fiscal year