Our mission at Upstream Policies is to safeguard North America’s aquatic ecosystems through informed collaboration and forward-looking strategies. We are dedicated to integrating scientific research with current traditions, ensuring the conservation and protection of native fish populations and preventing the introduction of invasive species and pathogens. With a foundation of respect for diverse perspectives and a commitment to research-driven solutions, we work towards the responsible management of our waterways, embracing a multi-state approach to achieve a nationwide impact.

Our vision is a future where North American waterways thrive with native biodiversity, supported by robust conservation strategies and cohesive community efforts. We envision a collaborative environment where communities, anglers, and legislators unite to uphold the ecological integrity of our aquatic resources, ensuring their vitality for generations to come.