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They launched the site today in conjunction with the new initiative by TU. Wild Steelheaders United is a new initiative by Trout Unlimited. Good Stuff for sure.
 

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I am really excited about this. I was selected to be the CA State rep for this effort at the last State CATU meeting. At the meeting I got to meet John McMillan (son of Bill) who is a renown fisheries biologist with a wealth of information. He was recently hired by TU to help get this program off the ground. I spoke to him for hours!!
 

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Fantastic!
 

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Certainly a much needed initiative...
Not to be a punk about it, or too cynical...I would have preferred the text to say "70% of the [remaining] steelhead population..."

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Right On!

Great news, I have been a TU member for a long time, I love their publications. Good to see their backing of a new arm of their org. I just joined and sent them $50, hopefully I can send them more after the holidays.
 

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"The goal of the Initiative is to, organize, activate and educate." Seems odd that the goal doesn't include restoring wild steelhead population abundance. There is discussion of conservation, but not as a goal or primary objective.

And where is "Oregon's Smith River?" I thought the Smith is in California. Maybe its headwaters are in Oregon?

I think the website needs a little more work.

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"Chances of conservation success are greatest if we have the backing of as many individuals as possible. This is why Wild Steelheaders United is critical"

salmo - if you read down a bit to the underlying message it really is all about conservation - and the best way to do that is through the suggested goals
 

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And where is "Oregon's Smith River?" I thought the Smith is in California. Maybe its headwaters are in Oregon?

I think the website needs a little more work.

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Smith River (Oregon) is a lower Umpqua tributary. It runs between the Siuslaw and Umpqua mainstem. It's a beautiful river. About 2 hours further south you will find California's more well known Smith River. Both names after the same explorer, for reference.
 

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Its a trib of the main stem of the Umpqua river.

"The goal of the Initiative is to, organize, activate and educate." Seems odd that the goal doesn't include restoring wild steelhead population abundance. There is discussion of conservation, but not as a goal or primary objective.

And where is "Oregon's Smith River?" I thought the Smith is in California. Maybe its headwaters are in Oregon?

I think the website needs a little more work.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_River_(Umpqua_River)
 

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"The goal of the Initiative is to, organize, activate and educate." Seems odd that the goal doesn't include restoring wild steelhead population abundance. There is discussion of conservation, but not as a goal or primary objective.

And where is "Oregon's Smith River?" I thought the Smith is in California. Maybe its headwaters are in Oregon?

I think the website needs a little more work.

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Oregon has a Smith River that is a large tributary to the Umpqua, that is what they are referring to.
 
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