Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Oregon needs temperature-based fishing regulations – August 2018

From: The Native Fish Society Across Oregon, we are all feeling the effects of hot summer weather. We seek out cool air, take a dip in our local waters, and find refuge to avoid the summer heat. For many rivers, … Continue reading

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The Last Steelhead – An Eco Rock Opera by Chris Santella

From Chris Santella – In the spring of 2017, I researched and wrote a story for “American Angler” on the plight of wild steelhead in the Columbia Basin, which impacts Oregon, Washington and Idaho. As a die-hard Deschutes River steelhead … Continue reading

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Support McKenzie River Trust – Buy a Patagonia Trucker Hat

Many of you know how much great work the McKenzie River Trust does to protect, restore and expand treasured outdoor spaces. We have held our annual Two Fly Tournament to help the trust for over 10 years now and Patagonia … Continue reading

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Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9, 2018

From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9: Action taken to help protect upriver steelhead Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 SALEM — The Columbia River around the mouth of … Continue reading

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Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project Notice

From the McKenzie Watershed Council Phase I of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is nearing completion. Over the course of the last 10 weeks, the Project has placed over 1,300 pieces of large wood, and redistributed … Continue reading

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Emergency North Umpqua River Closure Begins Monday August 6th, 2018

From ODFW Anglers: 2 p.m. emergency angling closure for North Umpqua River begins Monday Closure affects fly water area through September 30. Thursday, August 2, 2018 ROSEBURG, Ore – Beginning Monday, August 6, angling the North Umpqua River fly area … Continue reading

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Emergency Regulations on the Umpqua – July 2018

Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Emergency regulation, Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp: Today through September 30, 2018, angling is prohibited within a … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society – Homewaters Roundup on August 19th

A Guaranteed Good Time for A Good Cause! Join the Native Fish Society Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Miracle Barn in Bend, OR for a great evening of fellowship, festivities, and a live auction benefitting Oregon’s native fish and … Continue reading

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Spend a week on the Babine River this fall for just $100!

BABINE FOR A BENJAMIN Spend a week on the Babine River this fall for just $100! The one and only Babine Steelhead Lodge has generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support … Continue reading

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Urgent: Tell ODFW to Protect our Metolius River wild fish!

From the Native Fish Society Dear Members and Supporters, The Metolius River in Central Oregon is the crown jewel of the upper Deschutes Basin and a place of exemplary ecological value in the state of Oregon. It is also ground … Continue reading

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John Day Smallmouth Trip 2018

The river was a bit busier, the weather was a bit cooler, but the floating, camping and fishing were still a blast. The John Day from Twickenham to Clarno is an easy family friendly float trip. Busy Fathers day weekend … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Paddle & Pull

Join McKenzie River Trust in caring for a special property between Hendricks Bridge and Hayden Bridge on the McKenzie River! Saturday, June 23rd, volunteer to help care for McKenzie Oxbow, a 20-acre conservation area just downstream of Hendrick’s Bridge Boat … Continue reading

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Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project Phase I

Phase I of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is underway. The Project will enhance habitat conditions within the lower mile of the river and restore connections to over 200 acres of floodplain. Contractors are currently collecting … Continue reading

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Rapids Camp for a Benjamin Raffle

From the Native Fish Society. TWO ANGLERS FOR FLY-OUT FLY FISHING IN ALASKA FOR $100 That’s right friends, get your best fishing buddy on the phone, because this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Alaska and all … Continue reading

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Smith River tree planting on April 19th: Join Your Local TU Chapter

On April 19th TU chapter #678 will be assisting in planting native trees on Bum Creek in the Smith River area. If you would like to plant some trees, get muddy, have fun and help the river and its denizens … Continue reading

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