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Save Our Wild Salmon

On March 9th, 80 commercial and recreational fishing associations and conservation organizations called on President Obama to create a high-level Salmon Director position in the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to restore West Coast salmon populations, protect fishing jobs and rebuild the salmon economy.

The Salmon Director would be responsible for developing, coordinating and executing federal salmon restoration policy in the Pacific salmon states. Fishing and conservation leaders who signed the letter represent the six Pacific salmon states: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Alaska.

The letter urges the Obama administration to begin work immediately in creating this position to “protect and restore dwindling populations of Pacific salmon and steelhead and the tens of thousands of jobs in our states that depend upon them.”
(view the letter below)
 
 
 
The Signers:
 
 
Carl Pope
Executive Director
Sierra Club
San Francisco, California
 
Rob Masonis
Vice President for Western Conservation
Trout Unlimited
Seattle, Washington
 
Liz Hamilton
Executive Director
Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
Oregon City, Oregon
 
Dale Kelley
Executive Director
Alaska Trollers Association
Juneau, Alaska
 
R.P. Van Gytenbeek
President
Federation of Fly Fishers
Livingston, Montana
 
Doug Fricke
President
Washington Trollers Association
Kingston, Washington
 
Bob Rees
President
NW Guides and Anglers Association
Tillamook, OR
 
Rich Simms
President
Wild Steelhead Coalition
Kirkland, Washington
 
Dustin Aherin
President
Citizens for Progress
Lewiston, Idaho
 
Duncan MacLean
President
Half Moon Bay Fishermen’s Marketing
Association
Half Moon Bay, California
 
Larry Collins
President
Crab Boat Owners Association
San Francisco, California
 
Mary Scurlock
Policy Director
Pacific Rivers Council
Portland, Oregon
 
Alan Levine
Director
Coast Action Group
Point Arena, California
 
Jeremiah O'Brien
President
Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen's
Organization
Morro Bay, California
 
Peter Dobbins
Executive Director
Friends of the Garcia River
Point Arena, California
 
Lori French
Coordinator
Faces of California Fishing
Morro Bay, California
 
Bert Bowler
Independent Advocate
Snake River Salmon Solutions
Boise, Idaho
 
Eric Wesselman
Executive Director
Tuolumne River Trust
San Francisco, California
 
Pete Nichols
Baykeeper/Executive Director
Humboldt Baykeeper
Eureka, California
 
Rick Johnson
Executive Director
Idaho Conservation League
Boise, Idaho
 
Barbara Vlamis
Executive Director
Butte Environmental Council
Chico, California
 
Aaron Newman, President
Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing
Association
Eureka, California
 
Steve Phillips
Conservation Committee Chair
Washington Wildlife Federation
Bellevue, Washington
 
Mike Petersen
Executive Director
The Lands Council
Spokane, Washington
 
Steve Pedery
Conservation Director
Oregon Wild
Portland, Oregon
 
John Merz
President
Sacramento River Preservation Trust
Chico, California
 
Dan Wolford
Science Director
Coastside Fishing Club
Los Gatos, California
 
Thomas O'Keefe, Ph.D
Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director
American Whitewater
Seattle, Washington
 
Brian Beffort
Associate Director
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Reno, Nevada
 
Tom Ford
Executive Director and Baykeeper
Santa Monica Baykeeper
Marina Del Rey, California
 
Linda Sheehan
Executive Director
California Coastkeeper Alliance
Fremont, California
 
Howard Garrett
Co-founder
Orca Network
Greenbank, Washington
 
Grant Simonds
Executive Director
Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association
Boise, Idaho
 
James Wilcox
President
Olympia Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Olympia, Washington
 
Mark Taylor
President
Washington State Council of Trout
Unlimited
Bellevue, Washington
 
Drew Irby
Council Chairman
Trout Unlimited of California
Santa Rosa, California
 
Sidney Burklund
President
Northshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Bothell, Washington
 
John Devoe
Executive Director
WaterWatch of Oregon
Portland, Oregon
 

 

William F. "Zeke"Grader, Jr.
Executive Director
Pacific Coast Federation of
Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)
San Francisco, California
 
Pat Ford
Executive Director
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition
Portland, Oregon
 
Sara Patton
Executive Director
Northwest Energy Coalition
Seattle, Washington
 
Bill Sedivy
Executive Director
Idaho Rivers United
Boise, Idaho
 
Patti Goldman
Vice President of Litigation
Earthjustice
Seattle, Washington
 
Jim Adams
Regional Executive Director
National Wildlife Federation
Western Regional Center
Seattle, Washington
 
Norman E. Ritchie
Government Affairs Director
Association of Northwest Steelheaders
Portland, Oregon
 
Bill Boyer
President of the Board
Idaho Steelhead and Salmon Unlimited
Boise, Idaho
 
Bill Jennings
Executive Director
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
Stockton, California
 
Todd Steiner
Executive Director
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network
Forest Knolls, California
 
Joe Scott
International Programs Director
Conservation Northwest
Bellingham, Washington
 
Gary Bobker
Program Director
The Bay Institute
San Francisco, California
 
Roger Miller
President
Northern California Council,
Federation of Fly Fishers
Fresno, California
 
Jon Hunter
Policy Director
Endangered Species Coalition
Washington DC
 
Rachael Osborn
Executive Director
Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Spokane, Washington
 
Allen Harthorn
Executive Director
Friends of Butte Creek
Chico California
 
Scott Feierabend
Acting Executive Director
California Trout
San Francisco, California
 
Erica Terence
Riverkeeper
Klamath Riverkeeper
Somes Bar, California
 
Kevin Collins
Board President
Lompico Watershed Conservancy
Felton, California
 
Cindy Charles
President and Conservation Chair
Golden West Women Flyfishers
San Francisco, California
 
Brent Fenty
Executive Director
Oregon Natural Desert Association
Bend, Oregon
 
Don McEnhill
Executive Director
Russian Riverkeeper
Healdsburg, California
 
Eric Linxweiler
President
The Mountaineers
Seattle, Washington
 
Jeff Miller
Director
Alameda Creek Alliance
Niles, California
 
Peter Galvin
Conservation Director
Center for Biological Diversity
San Francisco, California
 
Scott Greacen
Executive Director
EPIC - Environmental Protection
Information Center
Arcata, California
 
Jason J. Rainey
Executive Director
South Yuba River Citizens League
(SYRCL)
Nevada City, California
 
Raelene Gold
President
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
Lake Forest Park, Washington
 
Thomas McLaughlin
President/CEO
Seafood Producers Cooperative
Bellingham, Washington
 
Robert Gaudet
President
Nevada Wildlife Federation
Reno, Nevada
 
Richard Pool
Administrator
Water4Fish
Concord, California
 
Anne Mosness
Executive Director
Go Wild Campaign
Bellingham, Washington
 
Rick Coates
Executive Director
Forest Unlimited
Cazadero, California
 
Travis Williams
Executive Director and Riverkeeper
Willamette Riverkeeper
Portland, Oregon
 
Michael Keller
Coordinator
Friends of Sheephouse Creek
Sonoma, California
 
Brett VandenHeuvel
Executive Director
Columbia Riverkeeper
Hood River, Oregon
 
Sejal Choksi
Program Director
San Francisco Baykeeper
San Francisco, California
 
Aaron Longton
President
Port Orford Ocean Resource Team
Port Orford, Oregon
 
Scott Veirs
President
Beam Reach Marine Science and
Sustainability School
Seattle, Washington
 
Tom Wolf
Chairman
Oregon Council Trout Unlimited
Hillsboro, Oregon
 
Lindsey Ketchel
Executive Director
Southeast Alaskan Conservation Council
Juneau, Alaska
 
Gene Harshman
President, Tacoma Chapter
Trout Unlimited
Lakewood, Washington

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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