Conservation Organizations We Admire & Support
Jesse Robbins
December 21, 2020
As traveling anglers, we understand well that a great fishing trip is the culmination of many variables. While the number or size of fish caught often isn’t nearly as memorable as the people we shared the moment with, it is the fishery and the fish that brought us there in the first place. Let’s all remember to cherish and conserve the waters and fish that mean so much to us. And let’s not forget to support those organizations and individuals who work tirelessly to protect the places we love. Here is a list of fisheries conservation organizations that we admire and support.
Wild Salmon Center

Wild Salmon Center is the leading group working to protect the strongest wild salmon rivers around the entire North Pacific. They work from northern California and the Pacific Northwest, up to British Columbia and Alaska and across to Russia and Japan. They focus on salmon because they are an iconic and powerful conservation symbol, wild to the core, with an incredible life story. When you protect salmon, you protect a whole watershed and everything in it, including people. The most beautiful and important rivers of the North Pacific all depend on salmon and the nutrients they carry inland from the ocean.

Our own Ken Morrish is an Ambassador for the Wild Salmon Center!

Native Fish Society

The Native Fish Society exists to cultivate a groundswell of public support needed to revive abundant wild, native fish. Guided by the best available science, Native Fish Society advocates for the recovery of wild, native fish and promotes the stewardship of the habitats that sustain us all. They envision a Pacific Northwest abundant in wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving local communities.

Rogue Riverkeeper

Rogue Riverkeeper is an advocacy organization that works to protect and restore clean water, native fish and healthy communities in the Rogue River Basin. They work to safeguard the health of the Rogue River, using fundamental environmental protections like the Clean Water Act to improve water quality across the 3.3 million acres of the Rogue watershed.

California Trout

California Trout works to ensure resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California. It's their belief that abundant wild fish indicate healthy waters and that healthy waters benefit all Californians. With more than sixty large-scale, "boots on-the-ground" conservation projects underway, in tandem with public policy efforts in Sacramento, their six regional offices work tirelessly  through a three-pillared approach to conservation.

SkeenaWild

SkeenaWild believes a global model to sustain salmon can sustain all species. Formed in 2007, SkeenaWild is dedicated to making the Skeena River and nearby coastal communities a global model of sustainability where large human and salmon populations coexist. They work with governments, First Nations, communities, and individuals to sustain the long-term health and resilience of the wild salmon ecosystems and local communities.

Science on the Fly

Science on the Fly seeks to further our understanding of changing watersheds around the world through long term, world-class river science. They aim to bridge the gap between science and public policy, and to activate and inspire a broad community of river stewards to take ownership of that process.