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


Learn More about Tri-State Steelheaders – Q&A


LookingglassCreek1For 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…


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…


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