• Protect Critical Wild Salmon and Steelhead Habitat

    Please join us today in asking OPRD to support a primitive trail and minimize the risk of the ecological impacts to wild fish from increased development in the Salmonberry River and keep this canyon wild and remote! [Photograph courtesy Jordan Carey]

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  • Help Oregon go Barbless!

    We encourage the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to finish their work by expanding the scope of the recently adopted barbless hook rule to include all Oregon streams in the Columbia basin as well as all coastal streams.Forage fish like sardines, anchovies and smelt are indispensable parts of the marine ecosystem on the Pacific coast.

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  • Grassroots Based Solutions

    The Native Fish Society is strategically equipped to ensure that sound science informs good policy, driving on-the-ground changes that are supported by local communities with the understanding that ecological and human health are closely intertwined.

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Learn More About Native Fish Society – Q&A

For nearly 20 years, Native Fish Society has advocated for the protection and recovery of wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.  Our goal is straightforward: utilize the best available science to promote public policy and stewardship that will advance the recovery and protection of self-sustaining populations of wild, native fish in their homewaters.  Our focus on policy, education, and advocacy, grounded in the best-available science, all combine to make Native Fish Society one of the leading conservation groups working to recover wild steelhead, salmon, and trout across the Pacific Northwest.  To read more

River Steward Program — Dedicated Volunteers, Incredible Achievements

Begun in 2004, the River Stewards program has grown to more than 50 on-the-ground stewards whose mission is to conserve, protect and restore native fish on 65 northwest watersheds.  In addition, they work to ensure that native fish policies and laws are implemented and enforced. River Stewards provide the passionate local voice that drives grassroots community support for clean drinking water and healthy populations of wild, native fish. Our River Steward Program is an essential part of how the Native Fish Society achieves our mission for wild fish recovery and protection across the Pacific Northwest.  To read more…

Have You Visited Your NFS Library?

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to conservation.  To provide native fish a reliable and informed voice in the community, we have amassed an ever-expanding, fully searchable online library and database.  It provides the latest research and development that affect native fish…all of which is offered free to the public. To read more…