Due to the hard work and vigilance of the Native Fish Society, ODFW has changed the way in which they collect wild salmon and steelhead for their hatchery broodstock program on the Sandy River — one of our favorite steelhead rivers right here in our own backyard.
But dispite the efforts of Native Fish Society, Steelhead and Salmon numbers are on a steady decline due to the continuation of the hatchery program
“The Native Fish Society will remain vigilant on the Sandy to ensure that the tremendous public investment in dam removal and habitat restoration results in the recovery and delisting of Sandy River wild salmon and steelhead. To do any less would be contrary to our mission. The Sandy River represents the best place to set a precedent by holding ODFW and NOAA accountable to their own laws.”