I have no problem with restoring stream habitat for native fish populations. I have no problem with Icicle Creek upstream habitat being restored in the near future. As Curt mentioned, the benefit to steelhead will be minimal as the habitat is marginal for them. Maybe it will be more important to bull trout populations. The best solution is to design and fully fund a hatchery fish collection system that will not impede upstream passage for wild fish. However, I have a big problem with how Wild Trout (now WFC) litigates this over and over and over and is wasting tax dollars in court doing so. I also have a big problem with WFC's motivations to repeatedly attack the Leavenworth hatchery over the many others it has to choose from in WA state. Be honest with us Chris. WFC picks on this hatchery repeatedly, because Dorothy Bullit had her land taken away by the Feds in the Depression era to construct the hatchery. The Bullit family is a prime source of funding for WFC. Therefore, WFC will sue the Leavenworth hatchery over other better candidates in order to keep its main financial backer happy. Tax payer money goes to court costs and not to designing and building the solution . I challenge the WFC to spend its dollars on higher impact stream passage issues, in order to produce a greater positive impact for wild fish populations. Taking a more positive partnership approach (outside of court) would be refreshing as well. Until then, I will not be patting you on the back on your latest court case.