Environment

Washington Council of Trout Unlimited Habitat Protection

  • Participates in watershed planning
  • Support protection of critical salmon habitat
  • Supports wilderness area additions
  • Supports protection of old growth forests

Washington Council of Trout Unlimited Habitat Restoration Achievements

  • Restores an average of 15 miles of prime salmonid riparian habitat annually
  • Supports community-based ESA recovery planning, such as "Shared Strategy"

Fisheries Enhancement

  • Helped form and support the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
  • Spearheaded the Washington wild Salmonid Policy
  • Leads in salmon recovery
  • Supports hatchery reform
  • Represents sportfishers to mitigate the effects of dams

The Washington Council of Trout Unlimited upholds Trout Unlimited's mission is to "Conserve, Protect and Restore North America's Coldwater Fisheries and Their Watersheds". WCTU is committed to ensuring a healthy future for Washington State's cold water fisheries of salmon, trout and steelhead. Listed below are all the Act that related to Trout Unlimited Habitat Protection, including endangered species laws.


Washington Council of Trout Unlimited Habitat Protection

  • Participates in watershed planning
  • Support protection of critical salmon habitat
  • Supports wilderness area additions
  • Supports protection of old growth forests

Ch. 34.05 RCW - Administrative Procedure Act
Water Law
Hydraulic Code
State Environmental Policy Act - SEPA
Shoreline Management Act
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act
Endangered Species Act
Clean Water Act
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Federal Power Act
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Oil Pollution Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
References and News Articles
Safe Drinking Water Act
http://www.tidepool.org/home.html
www.americanrivers.org/takeaction
Wetland Regulations Guidebook
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers News - www.protectyourwaters.net

Endangered Species

The Law
Background on the Law
The Endangered Species Act - A Primer
Index of Documents Related to Listing of Pacific Salmon Under the Endangered Species Act
Official Listing of Puget Sound Chinook in the Federal Register
Factors Contributing to the Decline of Chinook Salmon - a report from the National Marine Fisheries Service
Review of the National Marine Fisheries Service's Status Review and ESA Listing of Puget Sound Chinook - A study performed for Trout Unlimited by Dr. Richard N. Williams
King County's Response Plan

  • Salmon and Trout Topics

TriCounty Salmon Information Center -
Habitat Conservation Plans as Related to ESA Listings
Status and Expected Time to Extinction for Snake River Spring and Summer Chinook Stocks (July 1999)- A Trout Unlimited Report
References and News Articles
http://www.tidepool.org/home.html


SEPA / NEPA

SEPA -  Washington State Environmental Policy Act?
NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
www.tzbsite.com/glossary/

SEPA Register
State Environmental Policy Act - SEPA
NEPA, NFMA and Appeals
References and News Articles
http://www.tidepool.org/home.html
Wetland Regulations Guidebook


Forest Practices

Washington Department of Natural Resources
U.S. Forest Service
NEPA, NFMA and Appeals

References and News Articles
http://www.tidepool.org/home.html
www.americanrivers.org/takeaction
Wetland Regulations Guidebook




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