Wild Steelheaders United is thrilled to announce that in the final days of the Oregon legislature’s “short session,” the Private Forest Accord package passed the Oregon House and Senate and now awaits Governor Brown’s signature.
Part 3 of Life after dams: The Klamath River, straddling the border between California and Oregon, is the third most productive watershed for salmon and steelhead on the West Coast. The Klamath is also Ground Zero for one of the most challenging water conflicts in U.S. history.
On February 1st, the Oregon legislature commenced a “short session” that will continue into early March. TU is tracking a variety of bills during the 2022 short session that relate to wild steelhead issues.
Frank Moore, longtime proprietor of the Steamboat Inn who was instrumental in protecting the iconic North Umpqua River, died on Sunday.
On December 17th, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 5-2 to continue to allow harvest of wild winter steelhead under the Rogue-South Coast Plan.
Chris Wood, President and CEO of Trout Unlimited, shares about his relationship with Shannon Wheeler, the Vice Chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe, and how Chris walks away a little wiser, and a little more passionate, about the need to recover Snake River salmon and steelhead every time he hears him speak on the issue.
Last month, Dean Finnerty became the latest Wild Steelheaders United of Trout Unlimited representative to testify before Congress, when he appeared before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of the Southwestern Oregon Watersheds and Salmon Protection Act.
As we approach the final meeting of the ODFW Commission on the Rogue-South Coast Plan, find out what you can do to improve wild steelhead regs.
New comprehensive agreement, known as the Private Forest Accord, will dramatically improve the health of Oregon watersheds for both fish and people.
The ODFW Commission met on October 25th and requested that a catch and release alternative is included in the final draft of the Rogue-South Coast Plan.