The North Shore Steelhead Association was formed on January 13, 1973, as a non-profit organization concerned with the conservation and preservation of fisheries in the tributaries of Lake Superior.

The primary concern of the founding members was the protection and enhancement of the north shore migratory Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) fishery, but their foresight led to the inclusion of all coldwater species in our constitution. This, by default, includes all species that use Lake Superior tributaries in their life cycle.

The Association's constitution stresses public education and close association with authoritative bodies for resource conservation.

Our financial base is developed exclusively from fundraising and donations from supporters. These activities not only generate capital for our projects, they also heighten public awareness of the need for environmental protection of Lake Superior's North Shore.

Our annual Dinner and Auction is attended by 500 outdoors enthusiasts, and the proceeds go directly into area conservation projects. To date, NSSA has invested over $500,000 in area projects which enhance fisheries and recreational opportunities for all.

Our Board

Working to ensure the conservation & preservation of our resources.

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Past Members

Continuing the work started by those who came before us

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To build & protect for future generations

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PO Box 10237
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7E 6T7

(807) 475-7712
(807) 475-7712