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Located right near Missoula, Montana, the Hughes-Fredline ditch is one of the few unscreened diversions on Rattlesnake Creek. Each year, it is known to entrain hundreds of juvenile fish, including threatened bull trout. This ditch is mostly known as a “backyard stream” to many local residents, who [ READ MORE... ]
Decisions affecting our rivers should be made thoughtfully, keeping in mind both work and family and the long-term unease caused by ongoing threats to those rivers. But, sadly enough, final decisions protecting our rivers are often not final.
“Drought doesn’t strike suddenly out of the blue like a typhoon or tornado, but instead has a long, slow grip that coats your teeth and eyes with a layer of dust and seems to wring moisture from your breath,” she wrote in a recent piece in The Hill. “It’s tough to come up with ways to share water [ READ MORE... ]
Today, Trout Unlimited released the results of an extensive poll of more than 630 active steelhead anglers in California, Oregon and Washington that reveals broad support for wild steelhead conservation and for managing fisheries to sustain wild steelhead populations.
The Chapter is based in Coos Bay on the southern Oregon coast with members from Florence to the California border. Some of Oregon’s well known coastal river basins are in the area like the lower Umpqua, Coos, Coquille, Elk, and Sixes. These basins have populations of wild Chinook salmon, coho [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON September 25, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Finding compromise on steelhead
Trout Unlimited's John McMillan got a chance to talk steelhead with Seattle's King 5 network this week. At the top of his list was a proposal that will designate certain rivers in the Puget Sound area as gene banks - rivers that will be managed for wild fish without the addition of hatchery plants.
It's not often you can protect 14,000 miles of streams. Please, reach out to the Board member in your region and tell them you support increasing buffers to 110 feet.
By Mike McKenna Idaho’s Big Wood River is one of the best fly fisheries in the Northern Rockies. Yet it has somehow long been overlooked and under-appreciated.
Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON July 21, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Can the Smith survive?
Photo: Courtesy/Pat Clayton Can the Smith survive?