AN INVITATION TO SUPPORT THE WESTERN NATIVE TROUT INITIATIVE
The 15 native trout addressed by the Western Native Trout Initiative have long been considered as biologically, recreationally and culturally important. While local conservation actions have occurred, overall range-wide recovery and coordinated management of western native trout generally has been addressed in a fragmented approach.
The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) provides a new perspective and impetus to improve the return on investment of the time, money and manpower dedicated to native trout conservation over the next decade. WNTI is a collaborative, multi-state approach that requires the involvement of a wide range of partners – from private individuals to conservation–minded organizations and corporations.
The Western Native Trout Initiative is endorsed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and is recognized as a National Fish Habitat Partnership by the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. We have partnered with Trout Unlimited, Simms Fishing products, the Federation of Fly Fishers, the Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to further our cause with their direct support.
Become a WNTI Partner!
You have the opportunity to play a key role in guaranteeing our native trout heritage in America. WNTI Partners are the keystone for on-the-ground projects as well as being the local eyes and ears of the partnership. WNTI Partners will receive and be provided information that is important to native trout management in your area, as well as across the West.
Becoming involved with the Western Native Trout Initiative Partner is key to having native fish and native fish angling opportunities available to future generations. We want to provide you with information on issues affecting the future of western native trout that you can share with others and use to determine a course of action that supports your own organizations’ philosophy, objectives and objectives. Whether it is becoming involved with a local native trout enhancement project, providing funding or support for a important state or regional trout habitat project, joining the WNTI Partners Council, or helping to seek Congressional funding for the Initiative, your decision to invest in, and support the future of western native trout is vital to their survival.
Join today by completeing a WNTI Partner Agreement and together we can secure a place for western native trout now, and into the future!
For further information please contact:
Western Native Trout Initiative Coordinator
134 Union Boulevard, Suite 665
Lakewood, CO 80228
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