On February 5th, the Oregon legislature commenced a “short session” that will continue into March. Wild Steelheaders United is engaging on a number of bills that would affect wild steelhead. Here’s our take on the state of play:
TU’s Oregon Policy Advisor spends a day with Oregon State Police
Oregon DEQ withdraws its proposal to roll back water quality standards in the Crooked River and Trout Creek
Chris Wood, TU President and CEO, explains what’s at stake on the Snake River.
One angler’s thoughts on smallie fishing on Oregon’s Umpqua river system and their effect on salmonoid populations.
Learn more about the next phase of the John Day Steelhead Project and how you can support
Northeast Oregon landowners partner with TU to restore salmon and steelhead habitat.
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 Oregon Legislature recently completed its 2023 legislative session. Wild Steelheaders United is pleased to report on several positive bills for steelhead and rivers.
The communities and ecosystem of the Columbia River Basin need healthy and harvestable salmon and steelhead populations.