What We Stand For
Abundant Wild, Native Fish
Reviving the Pacific Northwest’s native fish species to natural abundance.
Healthy, Free-Flowing Rivers
Reconnecting, protecting, and restoring the watersheds that sustain us all.
Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Fisheries
Working with decision-makers to ensure fisheries are data driven, grounded in traditional cultural knowledge, and resilient to a changing climate.
Show your wild fish passion - Join the call to action
Until all our Pacific Northwest communities enjoy healthy homewaters with abundant wild fish, we’re asking you to take the pledge and join with local voices, take collective action, and advance science-based solutions to the root challenges facing native fish. Take the Wild Fish For All Pledge today!
Wild Is The Future
We support short-term hatchery programs that serve as life support operations for endangered populations or reintroducing extirpated fish populations, and long-term hatchery programs on lakes and other landlocked waterbodies that lack wild counterparts.
In the long-term, the industrial approach to river and fisheries management that relies on fish hatcheries does not lead to abundant fisheries, nor healthy ecosystems, nor thriving communities.
The best hatchery is a healthy river.
To revive abundant fish and thriving local communities, we need to invest in a model of stewardship that protects and restores healthy, free-flowing rivers and sustainable fisheries management focused on wild fish.
Habitat restoration is essential to the survival and recovery of important wild fish populations, such as spring Chinook salmon, winter steelhead, and Cutthroat trout, that call the Molalla River home. By restoring degraded areas and reconnecting critical spawning and rearing habitats, we can create more suitable habitats for wild fish to thrive. This can help to increase the size and health of wild fish populations, improve water quality, and enhance the overall ecological health of the river. Habitat restoration can also provide valuable benefits for other species and the surrounding community, such as improved water resources, increased recreational opportunities, and a more resilient ecosystem. By investing in habitat restoration, we can help to secure the future of wild fish in the Molalla River and support a healthy, productive ecosystem for generations to come.
Molalla Watershed Restoration: Reviving a Wild Fish River to its Former Glory
We're sharing stories of wild, native salmon and trout populations that are flourishing in the absence of hatchery programs: either because a hatchery program never existed or has been removed. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Celebrating Wild Abundance: Case Studies of Wild Fish Resilience
Oregon’s Deschutes River is home to a diversity of native anadromous and resident fish, however, this precious resource is under threat. Non-native fish species, poor water quality, and human impact have all taken a toll on the river, leaving its future uncertain. But there is hope. Native Fish Society is invested in our mission to restore the lower Deschutes River to its former glory, reviving its wild, native fish population and improving water quality for future generations.
Deschutes: Return to Wild & Cool
Find your homewaters
Guided by the best-available science, Native Fish Society advocates for the recovery of wild, native fish and promotes the stewardship of the habitats that sustain us all.
“You can make a lasting impact by speaking for your backyard river and its native fish!”
- Grassroots River Stewards taking care of their backyard rivers and native fish.
- victories safeguarding habitat and restoring fish passage.
Partners for a Wild Future
Equity & Inclusion
The Native Fish Society is dedicated to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive groundswell of public support for reviving abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving communities.Learn More
$10 per month helps steward your homewaters.