Potential changes to shoreline uses on the West End include these areas: Sol Duc River, Lake Creek, Bogachiel River, Elk Creek, Calawah River, Colby Creek, Sitkum, Sitkum North Fork, Rainbow Creek, Lost Creek and Shuwah.
Snider Creek Hatchery
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments through June 30 on proposed management options for the hatchery steelhead program at Snider Creek.
The WDFW held a meeting on the issue of continuing a long-time program of having volunteers rear steelhead at the Snider Creek Hatchery to boost the number of steelhead available for anglers in local rivers.
The WDFW is reporting that their staff has developed an analysis of the program and is offering a range of management options that “could include the establishment of wild steelhead gene banks – waters where no hatchery steelhead would be released.”
Go to the WDFW’s Web site at wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/fisheries/snider_creek/ for more information, or call (360) 249-4628.