The Western Native Trout Initiative and our partners - including twelve western states, five federal agencies, and grassroots conservation groups - have worked together to develop "A Plan for Strategic Action", establishing strategic goals, objectives and specific actions for conserving, protecting and restoring 22 western native trout char and inland salmon species and sub-species. Our approach includes increasing coordination between resource management agencies and local community groups; leveraging and focusing public and private resources on common priorities; raising awareness for the importance of western native trout; and increasing accountability by measuring the impact of our work over time. In 2010, the WNTI Steering Committee amended the Plan to include native alaskan inland char, trout and kokanee salmon.
The Appendum is available here.
A special thank you to our partners, especially the Orvis Company, and others, for their commitment and dedication to helping organizations like Western Native Trout Initiative in our efforts to conserve, protect, and restore western native trout and their watersheds.
The Orvis Company recently made their third annual contribution of funds to the Western Native Trout Initiative that will be matched to funds raised by benefit showings of the "WAYPOINTS" film on Novemebr 8th.
If your business or community group cares about native trout and would like to support our work, please consider becoming a partner today by making a financial contribution or helping us spread the word about the importance of western native trout.