Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act

From Native Fish Society Earlier this month, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, of Oregon, and Jared Huffman, of California, reintroduced the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act. The act would make permanent the protections provided by the twenty-year Southwestern Oregon … Continue reading

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River Democracy Act – Wyden and Merkley Introduce Legislation to Protect 4,700 Miles of Oregon Rivers

River Democracy Act introduced after years-long public process led by Wyden allowing Oregonians to submit their favorite rivers and streams to be considered for inclusion in legislation. Senators say ‘River Democracy Act’ will be a boon for rural jobs and … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Blue Ribbon Trout Waters Need Your Help

Many reader are familiar with the Oldman, Livingstone, Highwood and Bow rivers. We thought sharing the current conservation issues in this region was important. Below you will find some of the key information regarding the battle to protect some of … Continue reading

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How to recognize a buck versus hen Chinook – and sketch them both

Distinguishing male (bucks) from female (hens) salmon. How can anyone tell the difference between male and female salmon? The question is the same for steelhead and trout, of course, but this blog post will mostly refer to chinook salmon as … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Steelhead – Responsible Angling

From Native Fish Society Oregon’s wild, native coastal Steelhead Trout runs are in decline. We were fortunate that 2020 runs showed some signs of improvement, but the downward trend from historical levels is evident. In 2018 and 2019, North Coast … Continue reading

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The Future Management of our Salmonid Fisheries – OP ED

From Native Fish Society – In an Op-Ed published last month in the News-Review and reprinted on our website, retired fisheries biologist and wild fish advocate Jeffrey Dose discussed the current state of Pacific Northwest fisheries management and called for … Continue reading

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Tell Oregon to prioritize native fish, not invasive species!

From Native Fish Society On Friday, January 15, 2021, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will consider a proposal to regulate non-native fish species, also known as invasive species, in Oregon’s rivers. We need your voice to ensure … Continue reading

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When Power and Fisheries Unite

Scott Simms and Mark Sherwood had their guest view published in the Register Guard, check it out if you missed it. Proponents of hydropower and fisheries restoration don’t often see eye-to-eye, so when they see a common solution, it’s time … Continue reading

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Join our Favorite Land Trust in 2020

2020 is almost at a close and The McKenzie River Trust is busy preparing for the year ahead. Your support matters now more than ever. Join the community of supporters as we work towards recovery from the recent wildfires in … Continue reading

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Double Year End Gift to Native Fish Society

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop will donate 10% of Monday’s sales to Native Fish Society. We appreciate the hard work NFS has done over the years and continues to do today. Please donate if you can, NFS is doing some … Continue reading

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Scientists solve mystery of mass coho salmon deaths. The killer? A chemical from car tires

From the LA Times By ROSANNA XIA STAFF WRITER When officials in Seattle spent millions of dollars restoring the creeks along Puget Sound — tending to the vegetation, making the stream beds less muddy, building better homes for fish — … Continue reading

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Army Corps Denies Pebble Permit

From the Wild Salmon Center – Nov 25, 2020 Author: Oakley Brooks The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit for a mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The Army Corps today denied Pebble Mine a key … Continue reading

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Reminder Raffle Tickets Still Available – Wild Steelhead Art Raffle to Fuel Wild Steelhead Conservation

Reminder – Raffle Tickets Still Available I have included images of the consolation prize of a dozen beautifully tied Steelhead Flies. Is your living room or fly tying room in need of some sprucing up? If so, this beautiful wild … Continue reading

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City Club of Eugene – Fire on the River – McKenzie River Holiday Farm Fire Discussion

Joe Moll from the McKenzie River Trust, Gordon Grant Research hydrologist for the U.S Forest Service, and Jared Pruch Director of Community Impact at United Way of Lane County discuss and assess the recent fire on the Mckenzie River.

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Thank Oregon and California State Governors, Congressional and Tribal Leaders

From Native Fish Society Tuesday, November 17, 2020 will go down in the wild fish history books. A historic Memorandum of Agreement between the states of Oregon and California, Pacific Corps, Yurok and Karuk tribes and Klamath River Renewal Corporation … Continue reading

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