What We Do
Let science speak to what is needed.
By giving them a strong and science-based voice, the Native Fish Society fills a vital grassroots role in the restoration and recovery of native, wild fish of the Northwest. We advocate for smart, sound, public-policy decisions.
It all begins with the effective on-the-ground work of our River Stewards within Northwest watersheds. Our stewards maintain a consistent presence within the watersheds they live and represent. Acting as our eyes and ears, they’re our number one asset in responding to local concerns and the diverse conservation needs of native fish populations.
With the help of our River Stewards,our science-based policy reform then encourages state and federal decision makers to follow the correct path for wild fish recovery. We watch to make sure they implement fish-friendly policies.
NFS stays abreast of the latest fish management studies. Without our efforts, this information would rarely reach decision makers. We deliver this information to legislative committees, policy meetings, water resource hearings, local government proceedings and other public forums where native fish and habitat decisions will be made.
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We also make this science available to the public. Our online collection of annotated bibliographies, research papers and scientific studies is the largest and most comprehensive native fish conservation collection anywhere. We also act as an educational liaison with the media and general public.
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