Mar 15: Return of the Elwha w/ John McMillan (Shelton, WA)

TrouterTU

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Join us for a post dam removal Elwha River update with Trout Unlimited's Wild Steelhead Initiative's Science Director, John McMillan, from blast to present!

This will be a fun evening with a lighthearted fly tying competition, prizes, heavy appetizers, no host beverages and a raffle with proceeds going to support coldwater conservation.

Bring a friend--you don't want to miss this!

Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309816126549439/
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Porter

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I think a hiking only area for a while would be okay Let the river have some fishing peace for a time. Let the salmon and steelhead have peace for a while. Or at least peace from humans.
 

Ron McNeal

Life's good!
Any news on a possible opening of the river or if there's a chance it remains closed permanently?
Sorry, I was at the Rendezvous, but didn't go to McMillan's presentation, and I have no idea if he addressed that question...... or if it came up...... and you'd think it was asked......

FWIW, in the last 2-3 years, whenever I've asked that question of someone you'd think might know something (TU staff on the Peninsula, WDFW Bio's, seemingly "connected" locals and the like), shrugged shoulders and "Who knows" is about all I've ever received for an answer...... Someone here (a tough, rugged, steelheader) probably knows something, but me.... not a clue....
 

Ron McNeal

Life's good!
I think a hiking only area for a while would be okay Let the river have some fishing peace for a time. Let the salmon and steelhead have peace for a while. Or at least peace from humans.
Great idea. Some of that water in and above Rica Canyon, up to those deep, deep pools at Goblins Gate and then up to the Humes Ranch are just mesmerizingly (I think that's a word..) beautiful. Worth a hike just to look at the water. Especially worth it when those big guys show up in August. Sublime...
 
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_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
I think a hiking only area for a while would be okay Let the river have some fishing peace for a time. Let the salmon and steelhead have peace for a while. Or at least peace from humans.
Is there a biological reason for your thinking?
 
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