• Tell WDFW to Designate the Entire Skagit as a Wild Steelhead Gene Bank

    Please join us in sending an email to WDFW and the Wildlife Commission that oversees the Department. Tell them Puget Sound’s Wild Steelhead Can’t Wait. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is OVERDUE to designate the entire Skagit as a wild steelhead gene bank.

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  • Let's Celebrate Wild, Native Fish and Their Homewaters!

    Improvements in the health of wild, native fish can happen and the science based investments we're making today will result in the resurgence of wild, native fish in the future. Join us in a look back on 2015 and the collaborative efforts that fueled the protection and recovery of wild, native fish across the Northwest! (Photo: Ken Morrish)

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  • Practice Catch and Release? Consider Keep 'Em Wet!

    Even when anglers are taking precautionary measures, like crushing the barb, prolonged air exposure can make it difficult for fish to recover and there are delayed negative effects that may not be apparent even if the fish seems fine when it swims away. Learn more about how you can help protect wild, native fish by reducing air exposure during catch and release. Photo: Marty Sheppard

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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…