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The mission of the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect and restore cold water fisheries, their watersheds, and ecosystems as a means of maintaining our quality of life.

Washington Council of Trout Unlimited does this by promoting effective fish management decisions, and by taking an active part in habitat restoration and fish production projects. We communicate to the general public about the needs of our fishery resources through our participation in various aquatic education programs throughout the state of Washington, and we work closely with other recreational fishing andconservation organizations in promoting legislation affecting our cold water fisheries.

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News and Updates

Presentations from Wild Steelhead Summit
The presentations that were made at the Wild Steelhead Summit on April 18 are available for viewing on a YouTube Channel. To view them, click here...
Saving the Peshastin Mill riverfront on the Wenatchee River
Here's an article from the Wenatchee World about the work being done by the Icicle Valley Chapter and others to save the riverfront area where the Peshastin Mill used to operate. To read, click here...
Article on ocean warming
Here's an article on an ocean warming phenoma that may affect salmon and steelhead. To read, click here...
Drought contitions in Washington state
The Department of Ecology has a web page showing areas in the state that are expected to be affedted by drought this year. To view, click here...
Pictures of Glines Canyon and downstream
Here's some nice pictures of Glines Canyon and downstream on the Elwha River To view, click here...
Flooding on the Elwha River
Here's a video of flooding on the Elwha in February. To view, click here...
Letter for HB1162
Suggested letter in support of HB1162. To view, click here...
Video on "Instream Flow Rules"
Washington Water Resourses has produced a video about "Instream Flow Rules" To view the video, click here...
Oil Spill Drift Cards
WDFW is working with a student to study how oil spills will drift in the Salish Sea. For more information, click here...
WDFW and Wild Fish Conservancy settle lawsuit over "early winter" hatchery steelhead release
For more information, read this News Release from WDFW click here...
Washington Department of Ecology is seeking input on a preliminary draft rule covering instream flows on the Spokane River
For more information, read this letter click here...
Washington Department of Ecology denies petition from Olympic Resource Protection Council to amend Dungness Instream Flow Rule
To read the contents of the letter click here...
WDFW designates three tributaries of Columbia River for wild steelhead gene banks
To read the WDFW press release click here...
HB 2579 concerned with small scale hydraulic mining and prospedting
Read about this proposed legislation currently being discussed in Olympia Click here...
Video showing hydraulic mining on Swauk Creek
Here's a short video showing a hydraulic mining operation on Swauk Creek Click here...
Chinook salmon colonizing new habitats below Glines Canyon Dam
Biologists have counted significant numbers of chinook salmon that have found their way into newly accessible stretches of the Elwha River Click here...
Elwha dam removal on hold
Dam removal is on hold until fixes can be made to water treatment plant. Click here...
Salmonid Predation in the Lower Cedar River
Read a study about the predation of salmonids by trout and other fishes in the lower Cedar River Click here...
State of Salmon in Watersheds Report
Washington State Recreation and Conservation office releases report Click here...
ADA Access on Wiskah River
WDFW designates area on Wishkah River for ADA access Read more...
Wild steelhead returning to Elwha River
Here's a King TV report on returning steelhead Click here...
Glines Canyon Dam removal blog
This blog has latest information on removal of the dam on the Elwha River Click here...
Chinook returning to Lake Washington sytem
To see chinook counts Read more...
Trout in the Classroom in schools in Spokane County
Ten Spokane County schools participate in the program Read more...
Andy Batcho's stream restoration presentation
To see Andy's presentation Click here...
Felt Soled Wading Boots
Read Bill Robinson's discussion on cleaning felt soled boots Click here...
Elwha River Restoration Project
Use this web site to view progress on the dam removal activity Click here...
Salmon in the classroom program saved
The salmon in the class program survives - without state moneyRead more...
Endangered Species Act remains intact
House of Represenatatives defeats amendment that would eviserate the Endangered Species Act Read more...
Judge Redden rejects salmon protection plan
Judge says that the plan relies on vague promises Read more...
Restore Elwha River without hatchery fish?
Opinion - should hatcheries be part of Elwha recovery plan? Read more...
TU comments on Chinook Resource Management Plan
Read TU comments on NOAA's proposed evauation and draft RMP Read more...
Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve management plan
Peter Goldmark Washington Commisioner of Public Lands signs plan More...