The OPGA is organized to aid in conservation, restoration, and management of fish and wildlife on the Olympic Peninsula. We also work to:
The OPGA is a non-political, not-for-profit professional organization.
Standardize Guiding Fees
Cooperate with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Promote Better Relationships with Other Sportsmen
Establish a Code of Ethics Between Ourselves and Bank Anglers
Work Towards Getting Better Observation of Fish and Wildlife Laws
The Olympic Peninsula Guides' Association was founded in 1967. The rules and bylaws were approved by the membership at a meeting held at the (infamous) Vagabond Cafe on March 11, 1967.
Perhaps our most visible effort tot he general public could be seen along the banks of the upper Sol Duc River in the form of a rearing facility at Snider Creek. For more information about this project, please visit our Projects page.
We hold regular meetings to discuss and plan action regarding past, current, and future issues regarding the fish and wildlife of the Olympic Peninsula.
We send representatives from the group to attend state regulatory meetings. Additionally, the OPGA often issue our observations/recommendations as a unified voice of the Olympic Peninsula guiding community to local, state, and tribal officials as needed.
The OPGA is also involved in community clean-up efforts, and helps to fight for access rights for sportsmen, both private and those with commercial interests.