Protecting Oregon’s Steelhead Heritage

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Few Oregonians have had a more profound, positive influence on so many people in the Beaver State than Frank and Jeanne Moore. This remarkable couple, whose decades-long efforts to protect Oregon’s natural treasures—in particular steelhead streams and native flowers—have been an inspiration for many, were recently honored by the nation with the passage of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, …

Oregon Wildlands and Frank Moore Bills Need Your Help

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Thanks to the leadership of elected officials in Oregon who understand the importance of wild places, and the value salmon and steelhead bring to our outdoor economy, there’s a decent chance that Oregon could end up with some new public lands protections in the next few days. As we posted last week, the halls of Congress are a flurry of …

Lame Duck Hope

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As you’re reading this, we’re right in the middle of the 2018 lame duck session of the US Congress. The lame duck session of Congress is that period following an election, but before newly elected legislators assume their roles and outgoing members bid farewell to their offices. This is a time when both parties try to push their priority legislation over …

Act Now to Help Protect the Methow Headwaters

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We need your support to help urge the BLM to protect the Methow Headwaters and the habitat it provides for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bull trout, mountain whitefish, Chinook salmon, and steelhead.  A mineral withdrawal would make the 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the Upper Methow Valley off-limits to large-scale mining for the next 20 years. Trout Unlimited …

Guest Post: Dry Line Dedication

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Wild Steelheaders United is firmly committed to supporting all angling methods, so long as those methods minimize impacts on fish during all phases of angling activity. Perhaps the least impactful method of steelhead angling is the dry line, where success is measured in fish per season rather than fish per day. Todd Hirano is a dry line steelheader based in …