Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

HELP BE A VOICE FOR THE DESCHUTES RIVER TODAY!

From 30/30 For the Deschutes The Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and without input from community members like you, this HCP won’t adequately increase streamflows to levels … Continue reading

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Local Trout Unlimited ” The Redsides” News and Notes

Volunteer Day with McKenzie River Trust November Volunteer Planting Day at Green Island Sunday, November 17th, 10:00-2:00 The Redsides, and our new Five Rivers Chapter at U of O are partnering with the McKenzie River Trust to host a planting … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Nominate your favorite piece of water for Wild and Scenic Designation

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is a man on a mission. It’s a mission that should put a smile on the face of many readers of OFFB and all who care about protecting Oregon’s rivers and fisheries. In meetings, townhalls, and … Continue reading

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To the Salmon, with hope …..

We find ourselves living in a time when there are legitimate questions regarding the salmon’s future in a world where climate and oceans seem to be acting in ways unlike they have in at least the last few thousand years. … Continue reading

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Artifishal Digital Release – Save the Date!

From Patagonia OCT 18, 2019 — On Wednesday, October 30 we will be releasing our feature film, Artifishal, for free!! Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that … Continue reading

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Wyden Announces Statewide Effort for Wild and Scenic Rivers

On anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, Senator asks fellow Oregonians to nominate new rivers and streams for protection Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today announced he is taking nominations from Oregonians through Jan. 20, 2020 for … Continue reading

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Protect Oregon Coast Springers

From: the Native Fish Society Dear Friends and Supporters, Yesterday, alongside Umpqua Watersheds and the Center For Biological Diversity, Native Fish Society submitted a petition to the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect Oregon’s coastal spring Chinook under the Federal … Continue reading

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12th Annual Two Fly Kicks off October 4th – Spots Still Available

We still have a boat available for this year’s Two Fly Tourney October 4th eve and 5th day. Register here: TWO FLY BOAT This is the 12th annual event to raise funds for the great work the McKenzie River Trust … Continue reading

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2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival – NOVEMBER 14, 7:00 P.M. MCDONALD THEATRE

NOVEMBER 14, 7:00 P.M. MCDONALD THEATRE – Eugene, Oregon TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 13TH: $15 IN ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR About the film festival: One of the largest environmental film festivals in North America is coming to Eugene! The … Continue reading

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Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers Fly Fishing – Tying Festival September 7, 2019

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Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River

From ODFW: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River ROSEBURG, Ore. – Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society – Babine for a Benjamin

You could spend a week steelhead fishing the Babine River for only $100! The one and only Babine Steelhead Lodge have generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support the Native Fish … Continue reading

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Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project – Phase II

Phase II of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is underway. The Project will enhance habitat conditions within a 0.6-mile section of the South Fork McKenzie River and restore the connection to over 20 acres of floodplain. … Continue reading

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‘Extreme draining’ of Oregon reservoir eliminates invasive species, helps endangered salmon

By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive   Turns out, if you want a river to act like it did before it was dammed, you just have to drain the reservoir the dam created. Letting a river return to its natural … Continue reading

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Urge Oregon lawmakers to vote No on Rogue Hatchery Bill (HB 2379)

From Native Fish Society The Rogue River’s iconic wild spring Chinook salmon need your support! After years of serious decline following the construction of Lost Creek Dam/Reservoir without fish passage on the world-renowned Rogue River, wild spring Chinook salmon are … Continue reading

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