Support Wild Fish Abundance - Make A Year-End Donation To Native Fish Society!
Dear friends of wild fish,
The Native Fish Society is proud to be the place where you take action and support the revival of abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and sustainable fisheries. We’re asking for your continued support after a banner 2023 to make 2024 even more powerful.
The best part of our work is seeing a community come together, each giving what they can, and developing a collective power that sets the bar for conservation at a new level. Some years we see this happen once. This year we’re celebrating two significant victories! Each victory represents the tireless efforts of our passionate volunteers, skillful staff members, invaluable partners, and YOU – our committed supporters.
This year, there’s been a tremendous and growing excitement to see the Klamath dams finally coming down. At Native Fish Society, we’re channeling some of that enthusiasm towards removing the Winchester Dam on the North Umpqua River, enabling spring Chinook and summer steelhead unfettered access to prime habitat high in the watershed.
Earlier this year, the 500,000-acre footprint of the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests received the biggest bump in public habitat protection in a generation thanks to a settlement we helped deliver that will provide 120 feet of forest along all fish-bearing streams. These improvements will stabilize banks, filter water, and restore habitat for threatened native fish like coho salmon while delivering cleaner drinking water to half a million Oregonians.
This summer, a community-wide coalition led by River Steward Tom Derry and Northern Oregon Coordinator Dr. Liz Perkin restored 3 miles of cold-water habitats in the free-flowing Molalla River – the most significant habitat restoration project in the river’s history!
Your sustaining support will help continue this wild momentum. Momentum to restore and protect more habitat on the Deschutes, Shasta, and Rogue rivers. And momentum to ensure that until all our Northwest communities enjoy healthy homewaters with abundant wild fish, we will continue to join together to take collective action and advance science-based solutions to the root challenges facing native fish.
To double the impact of your gift, one anonymous benefactor will match your donation up to $50,000! Please make your 2023 year-end contribution today. We’re deeply grateful for your sustaining support and commitment to the revival of abundant wild fish.
We're honored by your continued support and commitment to our native fish.
Wild is the Future,
Mark Sherwood, Executive Director
Tom Derry, Director of Wild Steelhead Funding
While 2023 is coming to an end, there is so much in store for 2024 and beyond!
Check out our accomplishments, goals, and vision for the future below to learn more:
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