SKAGIT/SAUK SPRING STEELHEAD SEASON:
CLOSED IN 2010 DUE TO LOW WILD STEELHEAD RETURNS.
HOH RIVER WILD WINTER STEELHEAD:
FAILED TO REACH ESCAPEMENT GOALS 4 OF LAST 7 YEARS.
(SOL DUC, BOGACHIEL, CALAWAH) WILD WINTER STEELHEAD:
20% BELOW ESCAPEMENT GOAL IN 2009.
PUGET SOUND WILD WINTER STEELHEAD TODAY:
1%-2% OF HISTORICAL POPULATION.
SKYKOMISH RIVER SPRING STEELHEAD SEASON:
CLOSED SINCE 2001 DUE TO LOW WILD STEELHEAD RETURNS.
BOGACHIEL, SOL DUC, QUINAULT WILD SUMMER STEELHEAD:
MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS SPENT ON HATCHERIES:
PROVEN DETRIMENTAL TO WILD STEELHEAD RECOVERY.
Time is ticking and the point of no return for wild steelhead inches closer everyday. If the facts above disturb you, if you're tired of watching your fisheries disappear, if you want to see a future that includes wild steelhead, we urge you to join the Wild Steelhead Coalition. There are reasons for hope, but reversing the decline will take a unified effort from all of us. Please forward this e-mail to anyone you know who fishes for or cares about wild steelhead. Then visit us at http://www.wildsteelheadcoalition.org/ to find out what you can do to help. Every little contribution is critical, every voice is vital--and your participation could make the difference. Thanks for your time, the fish need you now more than ever.