Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Imagine spending a week fishing at the Babine Steelhead Lodge in 2022 for just $100!

From Native Fish Society Imagine it, you’re sitting in your cozy cabin along the amazing Babine River in beautiful British Columbia, reminiscing on the week-long fishing adventure of a lifetime you just experienced, new friends you met, delicious food you … Continue reading

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What Happens To Native Trout Fisheries When We Remove Competing Hatchery Stock – The McKenzie River Example

Two of the smartest fish bio guys I know collaborated to create the article below. Dave Thomas and Arlen Thomasen ( author of the best bug book out there “Bugwater“) also were participants/leaders in the McKenzie River Trout study referenced … Continue reading

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Columbia & Snake River Wild Steelhead in Crisis

From The Conservation Angler Compelling commentary on the Columbia River’s Wild Steelhead Crisis from Rich Simms, co-founder of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. Read it HERE. Dean Finnerty, Director of Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelheaders United! Read it HERE. Both organizations make … Continue reading

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The Biology of Harvest – Wild Steelheaders United

By Nick Chambers for Wild Steelheaders United Steelhead anglers probably have disagreed with aspects of sport fishing management since the dawn of fishing regulations. In recent years, however, one area of disagreement has come into sharp focus: sport harvest of … Continue reading

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Columbia Steelhead Crisis: What Needs to Happen

From Native Fish Society Click here to add your name to the letter below and join the groundswell of public support speaking up for Columbia Basin steelhead! Dear Governors Brown & Inslee and ODFW & WDFW Commission Members, To put … Continue reading

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Resisting the call of the Deschutes – Chris Santella

Our friend and favorite author Chris Santella had this opinion piece published in he Oregonian and Oregonlive.com recently. Every March, I begin looking forward to late summer afternoons at the mouth of the Deschutes River. The kaleidoscope of kite sails … Continue reading

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Win a fishing trip to the Babine Steelhead Lodge for $100!

Question: What do you get when you have one generous donor and two local Oregon organizations working together? Answer: A match made in heaven and an opportunity to revive the Lower Deschutes River! An anonymous donor – a supporter of … Continue reading

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Make the Metolius Catch and Release for all Species

To be honest until long time Metolius river angler Chris Foster informed me that some species on the Metolius could be killed, I thought the river was catch and release for all fish species. Well this is not the case. … Continue reading

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Action Alert -Wild Steelheaders United team at Trout Unlimited

From Wild Steelheaders United After more than two years of plan development and stakeholder meetings, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is accepting public comments on its Rogue-South Coast Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan (RSP). The plan proposes to … Continue reading

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Good News from Bristol Bay – Sockeye Salmon Numbers off the Charts

From Meghan and Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay team Dear Bristol Bay supporters, We have exciting news to share with you! Yesterday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported that the Bristol Bay’s 2021 sockeye run reached the largest … Continue reading

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Restoration Underway at Finn Rock Reach – McKenzie River

From McKenzie River Trust With the help of local partners, engineers, contractors, and the support of our members, McKenzie River Trust broke ground on our riparian restoration project at Finn Rock Reach in late June. This project, designed over the … Continue reading

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Brewing for Recovery: Claim 52’s Groundswell

Raise a glass to recovery and resilience tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21st from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Claim 52’s Kitchen in downtown Eugene Groundswell is a Northwest Pale Ale brewed to celebrate the McKenzie River – it’s clear, refreshing, river-forward and balanced with … Continue reading

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Release Wild Steelhead in Southern Oregon

From Native Fish Society After a year of planning and stakeholder engagement, fisheries managers with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in southwest Oregon are proposing to continue the harvest of wild winter steelhead in their newly released conservation management … Continue reading

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Restoring Floodplain Function at Finn Rock Reach on the McKenzie River

Driving east up Hwy 126 past Vida puts one through the Holiday Farm fire zone all the way to approximately mile post 45. There is a lot of heavy equipment up there clearing road-side trees, fixing lines, and much more. … Continue reading

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More Info from ODFW on Statewide Regulations Due to Low Water

Emergency fishing regulations in response to drought begin July 1: Check the Recreation Report in your zone for info June 30, 2021 SALEM, Ore.—ODFW is implementing emergency regulations that will begin July 1 in several angling zones as Oregon faces … Continue reading

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