Monday, January 31, 2011

Save the Date: March 12th Summit on the Elwha River


March 12th from 9:30am to 3:00pm

The Steelhead Summit is a regular gathering of conservation organization members and other concerned citizens who meet to discuss current issues facing steelhead throughout their range in the Pacific NW and California. Jointly these steelhead advocates make up the Steelhead Summit Alliance which works together for the protection and restoration of native, wild
steelhead.

This Summit is one we have been anticipating for some time - an in-depth discussion of the steelhead conservation issues relating to the removal of the Elwha River dams and the associated policies and practices proposed relating to recovery of the steelhead fishery. Important topics include State, ONP and tribal hatchery activities on the River, recreational and tribal fishing and other related issues.

We are hosting a daylong session to meet with scientists and other professionals who will educate us on this issue. Jim Winton (Western Fisheries Research Center) has once again offered to serve as our host and we will meet at his conference room in Seattle near the University of WA. The address is: 6505 NE 65th St. and is at the junction of Sandpoint Way near the University District.

More information to come about this important Summit and the details on agenda items.

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