Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

Two Fly Friday October 6th 2018

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop’s 11th annual Two Fly Tournament kicks off this Friday. In the shop today 10% of sales will go to The McKenzie River Trust. Over the years the tournament has raised over $80,0000 for the trust. … Continue reading

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The Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon

Explore. Enjoy. Conserve. Oregon’s Native Trout The Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon is an outreach and education event hosted by Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited, and Keep Em Wet Angling that encourages anglers to discover and share Oregon’s remarkable trout with … Continue reading

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Local TU Chapter Meets October 8th 6pm

Do you fish the Middle Fork of the Willamette? Are you curious about conservation activities occurring In the Middle Fork watershed? Join Trout Unlimited at our next meeting for a presentation from Sarah Dyrdahl of the Middle Fork Willamette watershed … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Trust Fall Events – 2018

The McKenzie River Trust has a ton going on this fall and it’s a great time to participate with your local land trust. Check out a complete list of events HERE. The McKenzie River Two Fly Tournament is October 5,6 … Continue reading

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Great Willamette River Clean Up – Saturday October 6th 2018

The Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day of action. Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, drift boat, bike, and foot to free our river of trash and debris while improving habitat and community … Continue reading

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Petition to End Harvest of Wild Steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast

On Friday, September 14th, Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners will hear testimony from petitioners who have asked to put an end to the harvest of wild steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast. The petition was filed earlier this summer by … Continue reading

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David James Duncan Essay – Hearts Like the Mountains

This is a fantastic adapted essay by David James Duncan, stay with it all the way till the end, there is some good news amidst the beautifully written sadness. “Giving control of the Interior West’s salmon recovery to BPA and … Continue reading

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Bahamas for a Benjamin – Bonefish the Bahamas for $100!

Bonefish the Bahamas with your best friend for only $100! Thanks to the Native Fish Society’s Board Chair, Paul Fortino, Fish Head Expeditions, Abaco Lodge, Nervous Waters Fly Fishing, and The Fly Shop two lucky anglers will enjoy 3 days … Continue reading

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September Trout Unlimited Meeting Announcement

Please join The Redsides Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 at out next meeting. When: Monday September 10, 6pm Where: New location: Claim 52 Kitchen 1203 Willamette This first meeting of the season will be a meet and greet time to share … Continue reading

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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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