Celebrating the Life of Frank Moore

In Oregon by Sophia Kaelke

“Few people have left a more profound, positive legacy on this planet than our friend, Frank Moore. Frank’s entire life was devoted to service of his fellow man. From the Beaches of Normandy in WWII to the banks of the North Umpqua River, his devotion to all peoples and wildlife, and his tireless determination to be a great steward of wild steelhead and salmon and of our natural resources more broadly continues to inspire.  

We invite you to join Frank’s family and hundreds of friends for a celebration of life for this amazing man on May 28th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Douglas Hall in the Douglas County Fairground, in Roseburg, Oregon.”  

– Dean Finnerty, Manager, Trout Unlimited Wild Steelhead Initiative 

Frank Moore Photo Gallery

A very large North Umpqua winter steelhead that fell to one of Frank’s expertly presented flies.  
Frank receiving a conservation award from one of his many “friends in high places,” Oregon Governor Tom McCall. 
Frank in the Camp Water, one of the most acclaimed stretches of steelhead water in the country, where Steamboat Creek flows into the North Umpqua River.  
Frank fishing at Upper Mott, a channel cut through the basalt rock in the North Umpqua Camp Water. 
Frank was known for his ability to teach fly casting and frequently provided impromptu lessons to guests visiting his log home, perched strategically above the water he loved best, the North Umpqua River.
Frank and Jeanne Moore discussing the merits of protecting Steamboat Creek and its native summer steelhead with Kris Pratt (then Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Peter DeFazio) and Time Vredenburg, Natural Resources lead for the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.  
Sen. Ron Wyden honoring Frank and Jeanne Moore in May of 2019 for their work to protect a 100,000-acre stretch of the North Umpqua River, now permanently conserved as the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Management Area. 
Rep. Peter DeFazio, TU’s Dean Finnerty, and other conservation leaders celebrate Frank and Jeanne Moore for their tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of rivers and native fish, after enactment of legislation establishing the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Act.
Left to right: Rob Masonis, TU’s VP for Western Conservation, Frank Moore, and Dean Finnerty, NW Director for TU’s Angler Conservation Program and manager of the Wild Steelhead Initiative. 
Frank on the North Umpqua River in June of 2016.