Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Walk The Land Day – Join The McKenzie River Trust for a Day at Green Island

All day on June 24th – Here is a link to the days events, maps, and details. – http://www.mckenzieriver.org/events/walk-the-land/

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Drink Beer and Protect Wild Fish Party – June 28th

Support the Western Environmental Law Center at a this special “beer release party” from 5-7pm this coming June 28th. WELC has been and continues to fight for wild fish habitat in Oregon and beyond. Come by and have a beer … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited: Migration Celebration!

Join Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited for a casual evening of beer, food and fun to support OCTU’s conservation work in Oregon. The event is Saturday, June 24, 6-10pm at Portland’s Migration Brewing Company, 2828 NE Glisan St. FREE admission! … Continue reading

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Upper Willamette Steelhead and Trout Strategies and Techniques

Presentation: Dean Finerty will give a presentation which will cover tips and techniques for trout and steelhead on the upper Willamette and Lower McKenzie systems. When: 6:30PM Monday, June 12th Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza Company, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene There … Continue reading

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You could spend a week steelhead fishing the Babine River for only $100!

From the Native Fish Society: Epic Waters and Babine Steelhead Lodge have generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support the Native Fish Society’s work protecting and restoring wild, native fish across … Continue reading

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New video: Together Against The Mines – A River Steward Story

New video from Native Fish Society: Just seven miles upstream from River Steward Dave Lacey’s home in southern Oregon a foreign owned mining company was quietly working to develop a nickel strip mine on public lands. The mine would sit in … Continue reading

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Contact State Legislature on Suction Dredge Mining Reform

From the Native Fish Society: Last week, the House Energy and Environment Committee in the Oregon State Legislature passed the Suction Dredge Mining Reform Bill (SB 3 – A) out of committee. Now, this bill will move onto the floor … Continue reading

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TU Meeting May 1st: Floodplain Restoration at the Willamette Confluence & Mt. Pisgah

Presentation: Chris Orsinger, Executive Director of Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, will provide a compelling overview of the major floodplain restoration effort in the Mt. Pisgah area at the confluence of the Coast & Middle Forks of the … Continue reading

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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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