Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

OWRD Grants Support Sprague and Crooked Rivers

Four water projects in Oregon have won nearly $6.3 million from state regulators, including two projects with a major impact on fish. The Opal Springs Fish Passage Project is a collaborative effort to secure upstream fish passage at Opal Springs … Continue reading

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Washington Cancels Atlantic Salmon Farming Lease

From the Seattle Times: Cooke Aquaculture Pacific has lost the lease for its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm in Port Angeles and must shut down and remove it, said Hilary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, who terminated Cooke’s lease. The … Continue reading

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Safina: Pebble Mine is a Death Wish

On a day after the president just enacted the the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history, we need to again take up the fight against the Pebble Mine. You may have thought it was dead, but it is … Continue reading

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Updating ODOT’s Culvert Repair Program

Earlier this year, federal courts ruled in favor of salmon and steelhead against the state of Washington, requiring the state to replace poorly designed culverts. Culverts are pipes under roadways that carry streams and runoff. When a culvert becomes plugged … Continue reading

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Help Free the Klamath River

From the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited – Please Take Action today. A landmark agreement has paved the way for removal of four dams on the Klamath River, historically the third largest producer of salmon and steelhead on the West … Continue reading

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Blood Knots Creative – “Our Two Hands” Film Tour Comes to Eugene Friday, November 3rd

From the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited The Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited is proud to present a showing of the new film from Bloodknots Creative, “Our Two Hands” on Friday, November 3rd at Falling Sky Brewing’s Pizzeria and Public … Continue reading

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2017 OCTU State Project | Chub Slough – Springfield, Oregon

From the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited Dear Oregon Trout Unlimited Members, This is your invitation to participate in the annual Oregon Trout Unlimited state conservation project. On Sunday, November 5th, the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited will be collaborating … Continue reading

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Help Defend Bristol Bay Today – Last Day for Public Comment

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THE GREAT WILLAMETTE CLEAN UP 2017

From Willamette Riverkeeper SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th – REGISTER TODAY! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/willamette-riverkeeper-1477897368 Hosted on the first Saturday of October, our annual Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day-of-action. Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, jet ski, … Continue reading

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pH Violations in the Lower Deschutes River: Why it’s Happening, and Why it Matters

From The Deschutes River Alliance Dear Deschutes River Alliance Community, There has been a lot of discussion these last few years about how Selective Water Withdrawal operations at the Pelton Round Butte Project have impacted temperatures in the lower Deschutes … Continue reading

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The Redsides Trout Unlimited – September Meeting

Redsides chapter of TU Where: Roaring rapids Pizza When: Sept 11th 6:30 Join us to discuss the future of our chapter: What are our conservation priorities? What kind of presentations do you want to see? Would you like to have … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Fall Garage Sale

When: Saturday, September 30th 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm Where: Native Fish Society, 813 7th St. Suite 200A Oregon City, OR 97045 Join Native Fish Society staff on Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 12pm for our First Annual Fall Garage … Continue reading

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Protect the Metolius River’s Native Fish

From the Native Fish Society Dear Members and Supporters, The Metolius River is the crown jewel of the upper Deschutes Basin and a place of exemplary ecological value in the state of Oregon. To safeguard the health of its native … Continue reading

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Patagonia’s first-ever TV commercial is in defense of public lands

From Hatch Magazine’s Online Publication Patagonia has never run a TV commercial. Not once. In 60 years. Since its earliest roots as Chouinard Equipment, a one-man operation run out of the back of Yvon Chouinard’s car, Patagonia has grown to … Continue reading

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DRA Secures Important Victory for Clean Water Advocates!

From the Deschutes River Alliance Dear Deschutes River Alliance Community, We’re excited to announce a major development in the DRA’s Clean Water Act lawsuit against Portland General Electric. For months, the DRA Legal Team has been working diligently to defend … Continue reading

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