Oregon’s North Umpqua River is legendary for its summer steelhead fishery, and for the special fishing regulations that have helped sustain the unique character and history of this water. Now, for only the second time since Oregon began to regulate fishing on the North Umpqua, the summer steelhead fishery will be closed in 2023 due to poor returns of adult fish.
The Washington Department of Ecology has nominated three rivers in Washington State for designation as Outstanding Resource Waters under the Clean Water Act.
Copco II, the first of four dams to be removed on the Klamath River, is nearly gone. Crews have been working hard this summer to remove the concrete structure and restore the river channel.
The Oregon Legislature recently completed its 2023 legislative session. Wild Steelheaders United is pleased to report on several positive bills for steelhead and rivers.