A future for fish in Whychus Creek

Jun 06, 2014
Last week, more than 120,000 steelhead fry were released in Whychus Creek in ongoing efforts to bring steelhead and salmon back.

Last week, more than 225,000 steelhead fry were released in Whychus Creek by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland General Electic, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the US Forest Service. Land Trust staff and friends were on hand to help the fry find new homes at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, Whychus Canyon Preserve, Rimrock Ranch and other sites.

This release was part of ongoing efforts to bring steelhead back to Whychus Creek. The Land Trust is working to restore lands and improve fish habitat along Whychus Creek, which historically provided over half the spawning habitat for steelhead in the upper Deschutes Basin. By improving habitat in their home waters, the Land Trust is creating a better future for fish in Whychus Creek.