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: Wild Steelhead Coalition Nov. 6 Meeting Bill McMillan to Speak

10-30-2002, 12:36 AM
Dear WSC Friends,

Wild Steelhead Coalition Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 7:00 PM (6:30 Social)
Bothell American Legion Post
19213 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA

You are invited to attend the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s November meeting. Be sure to join us for a great evening full of important information/discussion regarding wild steelhead, news about the WSC and raffle of some fine items.

November Program/Guest Speaker:

Bill McMillan

Presentation Title:

How Hatcheries Impact Wild Steelhead Populations

Description of the Program:

The program will provide examples of places where wild steelhead perform well in those few remaining streams in Washington and Oregon where hatchery steelhead have not been introduced, or where hatchery introductions were eliminated for a time. It will be presented that if there is to be a steelhead angling future, steelhead managers and anglers will have to become stronger advocates of streams increasingly managed for restoration of wild steelhead populations through the elimination of hatchery steelhead releases. We have a rapidly altering planet, a rapidly altering climate, and the best chance we have for steelhead adapting to those changes is through the maximized genetic diversity represented by the remaining wild steelhead populations. They can no longer fight both hatcheries and the altering planet we live on. A question and answer period will follow.

Feel free to show up at 6:30 PM to meet some of the WSC Members and hear about how the WSC is working to preserve the legacy of wild steelhead!

For more information contact Rich Simms at www.wscmembership@yahoo.com Also visit our website at www.wildsteelheadcoalition.com