Category Archives: Oregon Conservation News

UPSTREAM with David James Duncan

Join author and river advocate David James Duncan (The River Why, The Brothers K, My Story as Told by Water) and McKenzie River Trust for an inspiring and thoughtful conversation about the relationships between people and the natural world around … Continue reading

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April NFS McKenzie Chapter Gathering – 6pm April 9th

Event Details: What: April McKenzie Chapter Gathering When: 6 pm – 7 pm, Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 Where: Falling Sky Brewing | 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401 Topic: Join us for an evening covering Keep Fish Wet best practices as a way to get excited for the … Continue reading

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Spring 2024 West Coast Tour – Writers on The Fly

Caddis Fly Host Writers on The Fly April 27th 6:30pm Popular fly fishing arts event hits the road for California & Oregon Olympia, WA, March 1, 2024 — Writers on the Fly (WOTF), the popular fly fishing reading series and … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Meeting Recap

The Jan 2024 Native Fish Society Meeting was held at the University of Oregon Lillis Hall. We viewed some really cool film shorts from Freshwater Illustrated. Check them out below.

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NFS McKenzie Chapter January Meeting

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Babine for a Benjamin Raffle is on now!

1 Lucky Angler, 1 Epic Week on the Babine River this Fall for just $100! British Columbia’s Babine River is the hallowed homewaters of some of the largest wild steelhead swimming on the planet. At the Babine Steelhead Lodge, their goal … Continue reading

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$27 Million Awarded For Springer, Winter-run Restoration In Willamette

THE FOLLOWING IS A NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE FEATURE STORY An influx of $27 million from the Office of Habitat Conservation under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act is reinvigorating efforts to restore threatened salmon and trout species in Oregon’s Willamette River … Continue reading

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High Water Drone Footage from Finn Rock Reach

From: McKenzie River Trust News Making a messy river for salmon and long-term resilience at Finn Rock Reach The project at Finn Rock Reach was already showing encouraging signs in September when wild Chinook salmon scattered across the site for … Continue reading

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This Billion-Dollar Plan to Save Salmon Depends on a Giant Fish Vacuum

Check out this informative article from Propublica.org about dam drawdowns in the Willamette Basin. If you have been wondering why Fall Creek, Cougar, and Lookout Reservoirs are like rivers right now this article will explain. Click HERE to read.

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Native Fish Society: Homewaters Round Up

Enjoy a lovely evening of fellowship, festivities, and even a few exciting raffle prizes benefitting Oregon’s native fish and wild rivers. $100 admission includes a delicious buffet-style BBQ dinner from Cody’s Country Catering, craft brews from our friends at Deschutes … Continue reading

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Rise Up Northwest in Unity Convening – Nov. 1st to Nov. 2nd, 2023

What to Expect at R.U.N. In Unity Convening:The convening will center on three critical pillars: Education: Raising awareness through informative sessions and expert discussions. Expect to leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our precious water, orca, and salmon. … Continue reading

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September Native Fish Society McKenzie Chapter Meeting

Our special storytelling September McKenzie Chapter Meeting is coming up next Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30pm in Eugene, OR – and you’re invited to join!  What: Special Storytelling September McKenzie Chapter Meeting Where: Ninkasi’s Better Living Room, 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402 … Continue reading

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15th Annual Two Fly Tournament this Oct 6,7 2023

One Boat is available for our annual tournament. Sign up here: TWO FLY Since 2008, the Two Fly Tournament has raised more than $160,000 to benefit clean water, abundant fish and wildlife habitats and thriving communities for Western Oregon. A … Continue reading

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Ask ODFW to hold Winchester Dam Owners Accountable

Since Aug. 7th, there’s been one ecological disaster after another as the Winchester Water Control District (WWCD) made repairs to the dilapidated Winchester Dam to the minimum extent necessary to address public safety issues. Sadly, their cheap-as-possible approach came with … Continue reading

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August Native Fish Society McKenzie Chapter Meeting Reminder

Our next McKenzie Chapter Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, August 30th at 5:30pm at the Ninkasi Better Living Room in Eugene, OR and you’re invited to join!  What: August McKenzie Chapter Meeting–a fish-themed trivia night Where: Ninkasi’s Better Living Room, 155 … Continue reading

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