• Puget Sound's Hatchery Programs Need Thorough Review

    Help us require the National Martine Fisheries Service to conduct a thorough Environmental Impact Statement on the impacts of Chambers Creek Hatchery Steelhead programs in Puget Sound, before allowing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to release 290,000 hatchery steelhead into three Puget Sound rivers. Photo: Dave McCoy

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  • Campaign + Photo Contest!

    This winter, Native Fish Society is launching our “Keep ‘Em Wet” campaign to increase angler awareness about the negative effects of air exposure to wild fish. Send us your photo of wild fish in the water and you could win one of three great prizes! photo: Marty Sheppard

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  • Learn More About Wild Fish in Resurgence

    Many rivers and wild fish populations in the Pacific Northwest are seeing dramatic improvements in their health thanks to the hard work of local groups, tribal communities, River Stewards and agencies. Our 2014 list of the 11 Most Improved Wild Fish Rivers, shares the stories of the watersheds and the efforts that are contributing to wild fish recovery.

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Learn More About Native Fish Society – Q&A

NFS_Staff_2015For nearly 20 years, Native Fish Society has advocated for the protection and recovery of wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.  Our goal is straightforward: utilize the best available science to promote public policy and stewardship that will advance the recovery and protection of self-sustaining populations of wild, native fish in their homewaters.  Our focus on policy, education, and advocacy, grounded in the best-available science, all combine to make Native Fish Society one of the leading conservation groups working to recover wild steelhead, salmon, and trout across the Pacific Northwest.  To read more

River Steward Program — Dedicated Volunteers, Incredible Achievements

Begun in 2004, the River Stewards program has grown to more than 50 on-the-ground stewards whose mission is to conserve, protect and restore native fish on 65 northwest watersheds.  In addition, they work to ensure that native fish policies and laws are implemented and enforced. River Stewards provide the passionate local voice that drives grassroots community support for clean drinking water and healthy populations of wild, native fish. Our River Steward Program is an essential part of how the Native Fish Society achieves our mission for wild fish recovery and protection across the Pacific Northwest.  To read more…

Have You Visited Your NFS Library?

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to conservation.  To provide native fish a reliable and informed voice in the community, we have amassed an ever-expanding, fully searchable online library and database.  It provides the latest research and development that affect native fish…all of which is offered free to the public. To read more…