Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

‘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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VICTORY! Oregon Suction Dredge Moratorium

Great new from our friend Pete Frost at WELC. Thanks so much to everyone who worked on this critical issue. From the Western Environmental Law Center We fought hard against the practice of motorized suction dredge mining in Oregon’s streams … Continue reading

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We need your voice. Urge Oregon lawmakers to LET LEABURG GO!

From the Native Fish Society. Today, we need your help encouraging the State of Oregon to shutter the deadbeat Leaburg Fish Hatchery on Oregon’s iconic McKenzie River. Right now, Oregon lawmakers are considering whether to provide funding to keep Leaburg … Continue reading

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Report Urges Action on Fish Runs

From BENNETT HALL Corvallis Gazette-Times A national conservation group is highlighting threats to the Willamette River and calling on the federal government to take action to protect imperiled fish runs. The Willamette was one of 10 waterways listed in the … Continue reading

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Reminder – Patagonia Worn Wear Mobile Tour – April 17th, 2019

The Patagonia Worn Wear Mobile Tour will be stopping by the Caddis Fly on April 17th. The Worn Wear Team will be available to repair any and all brands of gear from 10am to 4pm on April 17th, 2019. About … Continue reading

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HELP CELEBRATE FRANK AND JEANNE MOORE – The Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

From Uncage the Soul Video Production Frank and Jeanne Moore Bench Installation This handcrafted, custom bench will be built and permanently installed along the edge of Steamboat Creek to celebrate and commemorate the recent successful passage of the public lands … Continue reading

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Recommended Read: Fishing Through the Apocalypse

We recently got our hands on a copy of Matthew Miller’s new book, Fishing Through the Apocalypse: An Angler’s Adventures in the 21st Century. Miller is Director of Science Communications for The Nature Conservancy and a great writer. The book … Continue reading

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ARTIFISHAL – Film Showing April 25th, 2019

Please join us for a showing of one of the most important fish conservation films ever produced. ARTIFISHAL sheds light on our failings in producing and protecting fish. If you want the truth about hatcheries and hatchery fish this film … Continue reading

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Get Your Tickets to the Biggest Party for Wild Fish in the Universe!

Get Your Tickets to the Biggest Party for Wild Fish in the Universe! – April 13, 2019 Why should you attend? Well, here are the top five reasons to attend the Native Fish Society Banquet + Auction: 1. Every cent … Continue reading

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Patagonia Worn Wear Tour Coming to the Caddis Fly Angling Shop April 17, 2019

The Patagonia Worn Wear Mobile Tour will be stopping by the Caddis Fly on April 17th. The Worn Wear Team will be available to repair any and all brands of gear from 10am to 4pm on April 17th, 2019. About … Continue reading

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Wild Fish Need You to Comment on Huge BLM Timber Harvest Proposal in the Yamhill River Watershed

From: Native Fish Society Please join Yamhill River Steward, Andrew Chione, and Native Fish Society in participating in the public comment period for an Environmental Assessment released by the Marys Peak Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). If … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society – BULKLEY BASECAMP FOR A BENJAMIN

You could spend a week steelhead fishing British Columbia’s Skeena River and its legendary tributaries for only $100! What is Bulkely Basecamp for a Benjamin? EPIC WATERS ANGLING is donating six days and six nights for 1 angler at their … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited applauds Senate passage of Natural Resources Management Act

Trout Unlimited applauds Senate passage of Natural Resources Management Act Package includes two bills that will permanently protect vital salmon and steelhead habitat and fishing opportunities in Oregon From Trout Unlimited (February 12, 2019) COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–Trout Unlimited and the … Continue reading

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Reminder – Fly Fishing Film Tour in Eugene – Dinner & a Movie Benefit for Rivers of Recovery

The Fly Fishing Film Tour and Benefit for Rivers of Recovery is a must do for local anglers. Get the spring fishing juices flowing with a series of awe inspiring fishing films at an event that supports a great cause. … Continue reading

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