August 27, 1997
Contact: Chuck Bolland, (360) 902-2255
Closure to protect Wind River steelhead
OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has
enacted an emergency regulation to protect wild steelhead on the upper Wind River in
Skamania County. The Wind River and tributaries will be closed upstream from
Shipherd Falls to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, until further notice.
WDFW biologists conducted a survey earlier this month which showed the
number of returning steelhead in the river was the lowest since 1988.
Fishing for hatchery summer steelhead below Shipherd Falls is not affected by