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.
Last chance to improve Oregon South Coast steelhead regs
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.
Catch and Release Alternative Back in Play for Oregon’s South Coast
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.
Anglers ask NOAA to expedite Skagit decision
Hundreds of anglers, industry representatives and community businesses all signed on to a letter urging the National Oceananic and Atmospheric Adminstration to expedite a review that would re-open the Skagit River for the 2018 winter/spring steelhead season. The following letter was recently submitted: Barry Thom West Coast Administrator Peter Dygert Branch Chief Anadromous Harvest Management National Marine Fisheries Service …
Rivers of Resilience – Wind
The Wind River, a tributary to the Columbia River just above Bonneville Dam, is, at only 224 square miles, a substantially smaller drainage than the Yakima. It receives more precipitation and thus is dominated by forests and industrial timberlands. The Wind River has had some habitat restoration but nowhere near the extent of the Yakima, but that is also because …