Washington Council of Trout Unlimited Mission and Goals

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 and conservation organizations in promoting legislation affecting our cold water fisheries.

Washington Trout Unlimited's Goals

  1. Quality fisheries as measured by:
        long term health of wild stocks
        quality and quantity of wild and hatchery stocks
        stable, consistent and diverse angling opportunities for now and the future
  2. To provide an influential community that shares common conservation focused fishery resource values
  3. To be recognized as the leading coldwater fishery conservation organization in the state of Washington

Washington Council of Trout Unlimited Principles

  1. Conservation of wild stocks is paramount
  2. Science based decisions
  3. Integrity and respect in all relationships
  4. Cooperation is essential for long term constructive relationships
  5. We respect the rights of the tribes as co-managers of the fishery resources
  6. Accept and promote a variety of fishing needs Washington Council of Trout Unlimited

Organizational Development Goals

  1. Membership base-responsive to achieving organizational mission and goals
  2. Self sustaining pool of leadership resources
  3. Financial means to support planned enhancement and restoration plans and activities
  4. Relationships that provide the ability to influence fish management decisions
  5. Relationships with the business world and local communities that reinforce understanding of the value and benefits of healthy fisherie
  6. Knowledge within the membership that support accomplishment of planned tasks and activities
  7. Awareness and growth in organizational effectiveness

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.