Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Hydroelectric Dams: Major source of global greenhouse gas

Hydroelectric dams have had a devastating impact on anadromous fish populations, from inundating spawning areas to changing historic river flow patterns and raising water temperatures, and most importantly blocking passage of salmon and steelhead between the streams and Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading

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Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species fluctuates … Continue reading

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Breaching the Lower Snake River Dams

Via The Oregonian: A federal judge is forcing discussion of a radical step to save endangered salmon: taking out four dams on the Lower Snake River. The public will get a chance to weigh in at meetings throughout the Northwest … Continue reading

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A Letter from Congressman Defazio – Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Dear Mr. Daughters: Thank you for your message in support of designating the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in Oregon. I appreciate hearing from you and you will be pleased to know that I introduced H.R. 6129, the Frank Moore … Continue reading

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You own 670 million acres of wildlands — Don’t let them take it

As an American, you own 670 million acres of wildlands. 19 states are trying to sell these lands to the highest bidder. From the Wilderness Society: Special interest groups are trying to seize Our Wild. We have to keep it … Continue reading

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Conservation News: Proposed Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

This is a brief note to let our readers know that there is a new film  by Shane Anderson featuring the Proposed Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary. Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary from Pacific Rivers on Vimeo. My interest in … Continue reading

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Grant McOmie earns award for Fish Whisperer video

I case you missed it and even if you didn’t, my friend Grant McOmie was awarded first place for 2016 by the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America in cooperation with the Ocean Conservancy in the TV/Video content – Fishing  – production. His … Continue reading

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Take Action today: Tell WDFW to Designate Skagit as a Wild Steelhead Gene Bank

From the Native Fish Society: In 2008, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) committed to identify wild stock gene banks (WSGB) in Puget Sound to protect threatened wild steelhead from hatchery steelhead. In summer 2015 WDFW asked for public … Continue reading

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Freshwater Trust, Fishing on the Deschutes

The folks at Freshwater Trust recently published a new video, featuring the staff’s philosophy and connection to fly fishing and conservation. Worth a watch: It’s The River That Binds Us: A Staff Story from The Freshwater Trust on Vimeo.

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Support Recovering America’s Wildlife Act!

A bill was introduced last week in Congress to provide $1.3 billion annually for wildlife conservation across the United States. The proposed legislation, called the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650), was authored by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Don … Continue reading

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Oregonian Op-Ed: Renewed optimism for salmon recovery

New Op-Ed in the Oregonian this week By Liz Hamilton, Jeff Feldner and Chris Daughters… Biologists have cited removal of the lower Snake River dams as the best tool we’ve got for restoring wild salmon at risk of extinction. Despite … Continue reading

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Support Native Fish Society: Babine Raffle

From Native Fish Society: You could spend a week steelhead fishing on the Babine for only $100! Babine Steelhead Lodge and Epic Waters are donating a prime Babine week for 1 angler to support the work of the Native Fish … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Trust Protects Finn Rock

McKenzie River Trust recently purchased 122 acres of riverfront property on the Upper McKenzie. From the Register-Guard: The Trust finalized the purchase of the additional acreage, which includes the Finn Rock Boat Landing — which will remain open to the … Continue reading

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Deschutes Alliance Report: Black Spot Disease

Have you ever seen a Bull Trout with black spots? This recent report from Deschutes Alliance is yet another alarming trend regarding change on the Deschutes. In the report you will see what appears to be Black Spot Disease showing … Continue reading

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TU takes over Eugene April 1-2

Trout Unlimited will be taking over Eugene on April 1-2 for the Western Regional Meeting being held this year at Valley River Inn. Trout Unlimited, the nation’s largest coldwater fisheries conservation nonprofit, holds regional meetings around the US and this … Continue reading

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