One of the oldest and most-cherished conservation organizations in the Pacific Northwest, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders was founded in 1960. The Steelheaders mission is “anglers dedicated to enhancing and protecting fisheries and their habitats for today and the future.” Our vision is “responsible and enjoyable sport angling with good access to healthy, abundant and sustainable fisheries in Northwest’s healthy watersheds.” ANWS serves all residents of the Pacific Northwest who value strong salmon and steelhead runs and clean water. ANWS became the Oregon affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (one of the oldest and largest conservation nonprofits in the United States) in 2007.
Northwest Steelheaders programs and services include advocacy for fish, their habitats, and fishing opportunity at local, state and federal levels; environmental education of youth, anglers, and veterans; and protecting public access to waterways. Volunteerism is one of the Steelheaders greatest strengths, with members contributing thousands of volunteer hours annually in education, propagation, habitat restoration and monitoring.
For more information, please view our “This is Who We Are” document HERE.