Learn More about Tri-State Steelheaders – Q&A

For forty-nine years, TSS has supported fisheries activities and restoration across the lower Snake River spanning Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  We are proud to serve our local communities and lead aquatic restoration efforts that will build and protect our community, economy and local natural resources.  – To read more…

Fall 2015 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • How you can help Lion’s Park Pond
  • Salmon go to School
  • What is a Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group?
  • Steelheaders’ receive Sherwood Trust Grant

If you could tell the director of Fish and Wildlife one thing, what would you say?

Here’s your chance to be heard, as WDFW is looking for your input to shape their priorities for the coming years.

We hope you’ll consider:
  • The importance of habitat restoration. Healthy habitats for fish and all wildlife contribute to resilient populations following floods, fires, and droughts.
  • Robust habitats provide a buffer against significant impacts to populations.
  • Healthy habitat is essential to the recovery of salmon populations and to ensure our state icon persists for future generations.
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, like the Tri-State Steelheaders, are supported by WDFW.
  • In return, the 14 RFEGs state wide leverage volunteers, donations, and other funds at a return of $7 for every $1 spent.
  • Restoration work creates jobs and supports local economies.
Comments will be accepted at upcoming meetings statewide, by email, and through WDFW’s website.

Summer 2015 Newsletter

In this newsletter Kids’ Fishing Day at Bennington Lake, the Crab Feed Fundraiser, new staff, we remember one of our long time members, and more.

Robert J. Carson : 2015 Wib Wagoner Conservationist of the Year Award Recipient 

This year’s Wib Wagoner Conservationist of the Year Award was presented to Bob Carson at our Crab Feed Fundraiser in May. Learn More

Winter 2015 Newsletter

This newsletter highlights passage projects completed last year, the Annual Meeting, our new Executive Director, a local scholarship winner, and announces the Crab Feed! —

Steelheaders to Receive Two Salmon Recovery Grants

The Salmon Recovery Funding Board approved two grants for the Tri-State Steelheaders in December. One grant will fund the design and engineering of a habitat improvement project on the Walla Walla River near Lowden. The second grant will provide construction funds to the next phase of fish passage improvements in the Mill Creek flood control channel in 2015. —

Annual Membership Meeting December 1, 2014 A Discussion of the Tucannon River Steelhead Fishery

This event is free and open to everyone

For more information, see our Annual Meeting Flyer

Film Screening Wild Reverence, The Wild Steelheads’ Last Stand Wednesday, October 29, 7pm Olin Hall, Whitman College (map) Wild Reverence highlights the status of the iconic wild steelhead along the west coast of America. The documentary film chronicles one of the most sought after fish on the planet, the severe decline of wild populations, and offers hope and solutions for the future. This screening is sponsored by the Tri-State Steelheaders and the Environmental Studies Program at Whitman. View the trailer: http://vimeo.com/75462273     —   Fishing access maps from WDFW May 2014  – shows newly purchased WDFW easements located from the low flow river up the bank 25 feet, or more, depending the location.  The Grande Ronde River is a nationally known steelhead fishery. Response to New Riparian Buffer Width Requirements – Read our public comment letter to Washington Department of Ecology requesting exemption to increased riparian buffer width requirements which would preserve our work with landowners to restore their riparian zones. – Click here to read it…

Salmon Enhancement Group