Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Oregon Habitat Conservation Plan – Action Alert

From Native Fish Society On Tuesday, October 6, the Oregon Board of Forestry will be presented with a choice: take the next step to pursue a Habitat Conservation Plan to protect fish and wildlife on state forest lands or continue … Continue reading

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Columbia Salmon and Steelhead Threatened with new Non-Tribal Commercial Gillnetting Policy. 3 Ways to Say NO!

From Native Fish Society The Columbia river is co-managed by Oregon and Washington State. It is time for all of us NFS’ ers to join forces and raise our voices against the 5-4 decision to allow non-native commercial gill nets … Continue reading

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What Happens to Fish After a Wildfire?

From Hakai Magazine by Starre Vartan When a wildfire rages, some animals fly, hop, or run to safety. But fish can’t. During a fire, the temperature of a stream or river will sometimes rise to a lethal degree. If a … Continue reading

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“Voices from the Umpqua” Take Action and Help Protect the North Umpqua

Voices from the Umpqua from Cascadia Wildlands on Vimeo. From Cascadia Wildlands The Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon is sure feeling emboldened under the Trump administration and its clearcut-focused, new forest plan. This is on full display on … Continue reading

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Oregon Establishes Wild Steelhead Sanctuaries Along the Columbia River

New Oregon Rules Protect Migrating Columbia Wild Steelhead and Salmon Within Cold Water Refugia Statement of David A. Moskowitz, Executive Director, The Conservation Angler The OR Fish & Wildlife Commission (OR Commission) adopted permanent angling regulations protecting migrating wild steelhead … Continue reading

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ODFW Fishing Regulations and Your Input

Dear Oregon Anglers, I would like to gather ideas for positive, conservation-oriented regulation changes needed for wild fish and start working them through ODFW’s staff process starting early in 2021. I would be grateful if anglers would share any rule … Continue reading

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Proposed Pebble Mine project cannot be permitted in Bristol Bay

From Trout Unlimited Article by Jenny Weis Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it found the proposed Pebble mine would cause significant degradation to the Bristol Bay region and cannot not receive its key federal permit. “This … Continue reading

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Win on the Willamette! – Native Fish Society Rewild the Willamette

From The Native Fish Society Court finds Army Corps’ dam operations harm salmon and violate the Endangered Species Act We are excited to share a big win for Oregon’s Willamette Basin and its wild fish! Today, Chief Judge Hernandez of … Continue reading

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FlyLords Feature Q&A with Native Fish Society

From Fly Lords Digital Media Company For this installment of “Organization of the Month,” we sat down with Native Fish Society’s Executive Director, Mark Sherwood. Native Fish Society engages in the protection of–yes, you guessed it, native, wild fish in … Continue reading

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Bravo to Nautilus!

From: Angling Trade Magazine Reel manufacturer recognized by The White House… and they brought custom “No Pebble Mine” and “Captains for Clean Water” reels with them. Here’s the release from Nautilus: On July 2, 2020, Nautilus Reels was honored by … Continue reading

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Restoring a Wild and Free Klamath River

From the Native Fish Society Take Action to encourage the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the transfer of dam surrender to Klamath River Renewal Corporation. This is the final step to start the process and preliminary projects to remove … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Action Alert – Crooked River

From the Native Fish Society Speak up on the need for fish passage, not mitigation, at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River A preliminary permit to add hydropower generation at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River has triggered Oregon’s fish … Continue reading

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Good News for Wild Fish!

From The Conservation Angler Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Takes Action to Protect Wild Steelhead and Salmon No Angling Sanctuaries Established to Protect Wild Steelhead Resting in Three Columbia River Thermal Refuges. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Support the John Day Steelhead Project

Steelhead anglers across the Pacific Northwest have likely already heard of the John Day River. With its headwaters on the western slopes of the Blue Mountains in Northeast Oregon, the John Day flows approximately 284 miles before emptying into the … Continue reading

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ReWild the Willamette Action Alert – Add Threatened Species to Endangered

FROM THE NATIVE FISH SOCIETY Over the last month, we longed to connect to our communities. Wild salmon also share that longing to connect to their homewaters. The drive is so strong that they swim hundreds of miles, evade numerous … Continue reading

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