Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

TU Presents John Shewey: Fly Fishing Oregon’s Dry Side

Trout Unlimited presents an evening with John Shewey, Oregon-based veteran steelheader, journalist, photographer, author, and noted fly tier whose elegant steelhead flies have earned national prominence. The editor-in-chief of the Northwest Fly Fishing magazine group, John has penned hundreds of … Continue reading

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Home Waters – The Willamette Project – TU Meeting

Greg Taylor, Fisheries Biologist for the Army Corp of engineers will provide an update on the Willamette project. Greg Taylor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on the federal agency’s efforts under the Endangered Species … Continue reading

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Redsides Meeting: Fishing and Restoring the Smith

Monday, March 6th, 6:30 PM – Roaring Rapids Pizza 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene Join us for an evening with Dean Finnerty as he shares a presentation about the Smith River. Dean will talk about conservation and restoration work to include: … Continue reading

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State Land Board votes to privatize Elliott State Forest

Yesterday, via the Register-Guard: Oregon’s new state treasurer and new secretary of state teamed up Tuesday to vote for the potential sale of the Elliott State Forest, rejecting Gov. Kate Brown’s recently revealed plan to keep public the 82,500-acre forest … Continue reading

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A Chance for Trump to Save Our Streams

An awesome op-ed in the NY Times by Trout Unlimited CEO, Chris Wood. Over the past 20 years, mining operations have buried or degraded nearly 2,000 miles of streams in Appalachia. It goes without saying that cutting the tops off … Continue reading

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House votes to kill BLM Planning 2.0 Rule

From the Denver Post: The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to kill a federal rule that gives Americans more of a voice in large-scale planning for projects using public land. The action launched by House Republicans, including sponsors … Continue reading

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Blueheads and Bonnevilles

Cool video from Western Native Trout: The Western Native Trout Initiative and the Desert Fish Habitat Partnership are proud to present “Blueheads and Bonnevilles”, a short film about the work we are doing with our partners in the Weber River, … Continue reading

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Take Action Today: Protect Wild, not Manufactured Fish

Click it and sign it now. From the Native Fish Society: How can fish that are manufactured in a hatchery be endangered? How can fish that are mass produced by the millions each year deserve protections under the Endangered Species … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric Dams: Major source of global greenhouse gas

Hydroelectric dams have had a devastating impact on anadromous fish populations, from inundating spawning areas to changing historic river flow patterns and raising water temperatures, and most importantly blocking passage of salmon and steelhead between the streams and Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading

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Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species fluctuates … Continue reading

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Breaching the Lower Snake River Dams

Via The Oregonian: A federal judge is forcing discussion of a radical step to save endangered salmon: taking out four dams on the Lower Snake River. The public will get a chance to weigh in at meetings throughout the Northwest … Continue reading

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A Letter from Congressman Defazio – Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Dear Mr. Daughters: Thank you for your message in support of designating the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in Oregon. I appreciate hearing from you and you will be pleased to know that I introduced H.R. 6129, the Frank Moore … Continue reading

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You own 670 million acres of wildlands — Don’t let them take it

As an American, you own 670 million acres of wildlands. 19 states are trying to sell these lands to the highest bidder. From the Wilderness Society: Special interest groups are trying to seize Our Wild. We have to keep it … Continue reading

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Conservation News: Proposed Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

This is a brief note to let our readers know that there is a new film  by Shane Anderson featuring the Proposed Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary. Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary from Pacific Rivers on Vimeo. My interest in … Continue reading

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Grant McOmie earns award for Fish Whisperer video

I case you missed it and even if you didn’t, my friend Grant McOmie was awarded first place for 2016 by the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America in cooperation with the Ocean Conservancy in the TV/Video content – Fishing  – production. His … Continue reading

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