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Grill to Save Bristol Bay

Savor Bristol Bay cedar grilling planks are now available for purchase from Fire & Flavor Grilling Co. All proceeds from cedar plank sales directly benefit the Save Bristol Bay campaign. Buy your cedar plank today.

Water & Wine

Not sure what wine to have with your wild salmon? Check out one of Trout Unlimited's Water & Wine partners and invest your dollars in a winery that's investing in the future of our wild salmon

WW Business Partners

Wondering where to go to dinner or where to buy some wild salmon? Check out our growing list of WhyWild Business Partners with businesses all over the country committed to sustainable wild salmon fisheries and doing their part to save wild salmon. View the list

Oregon's North Coast Coho

Oregon's North Coast is home to some of the lower 48's strongest wild salmon populations and genetic reserves. Rivers like Necanicum, Kilchis, Nestucca, Trask and Nehalem, just to name a few, all have something unique to contribute to the long-term recovery of Pacific coastal salmon and steelhead runs, and each therefore must be prioritized for restoration and protective efforts. Despite decades of population declines due to timber harvest, floodplain development, overfishing and heavy reliance on hatchery stocks, the North Coast still serves as a nursery for many of the salmon that are harvested as adults off the Oregon, Washington, BC and southeast Alaska coasts. The fact that Oregon's North Coast remains so productive for so many diverse different anadromous fish runs is testament to the richness of the area and the critical need for its stewardship.

TU and its Portland-area chapters are taking a one-watershed-at-a-time approach to doing our part. For the last year-plus, staff from the Portland TU office and volunteers from the Tualatin Valley and Clackamas River TU chapters have been actively working on partnerships in the Necanicum River watershed - home to strong runs of wild ESA-listed Oregon Coastal coho, as well as wild winter steelhead and sea-run coastal cutthroat - to restore habitat in need and reconnect healthy sections of the river. Thus far, our project has produced partnerships with about a dozen different local groups, agencies and entities, two major project sites with many more on the way, and raised a sizeable chunk of money for restoration. Now entering its second year, TU's focus on the rivers of Oregon's North Coast expects to double or better our work in the Necanicum, and to add a river from the breadbasket Tillamook Bay system just to the south to our efforts.