about Trout Unlimited

About Washington Trout Unlimited

The Washington Council of Trout Unlimited (WCTU), formerly the Northwest Steelhead & Salmon Council, is an affiliate of the national organization of Trout Unlimited whose headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia. WCTU is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation made up of 30 chapters with a membership of over 5,000 that consists of both recreational anglers and conservationists of all ages throughout the state of Washington.

Washington Trout Unlimited's Meetings

WCTU officers are elected on a yearly basis at its Annual Meeting in September: President/CEO, Conservation Vice President, Operations Vice President, Membership Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five Area Directors. Officers, appointed committee chairs, and coordinators are all members of the Executive Board. Individual chapters elect their own officers and board of directors. WCTU meets three times a year: January, May, and September. The Executive Board meets three times a year: March, July, and November. WCTU is a grassroots based organization of volunteer members which are represented at WCTU meetings by chapter presidents and fellow chapter delegates. All members of WCTU may attend any WCTU meeting, Executive Board meeting, or committee meeting.

News and Updates

 Wild Salmon
Under Threat of Extinction, Study Shows More...
 National Park Service
Awards Contract for the Elwha Water Facilities.
 Planned whitewater park
is prompting anxiety over possible impacts to the river's native fish. more...
 Cedar River
Chinook returning to Cedar River big-time. more...
 Women's workshop
Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills. more...
 Obscure salmon  struggles to survive!
Beneath the surface of Lake Sammamish Washington's native salmon are struggling to survive. More...
 Youth Conservation
2008 Youth Conservation
& Fly Fishing Academy.