Optimism is the factor that pairs angling and conservation
When heading to the river, or even thinking about it, as members of Trout Unlimited our vision becomes inherently multi-faceted. Heraclitus stated it perfect with "You could never step into the same river twice".
While I am not usually given to get on a rant (insert "sheesh" here) an article that came out through the Oregonian has gotten a lot of people a little burnt on our State Governement.
Since the dams were put in place on the Deschutes River to create Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoirs, our beloved Deschutes River has been managed for the primary purpose of irrigation.
What do you consider an "At Risk" youth? Is it that kid who looks a little different than yours? His/her hair dyed a weird color? Wears more black than anyone and has safety pins in their face? Remember this fact: These kids are trend setters too. These are passionate black sheep forging their own [ READ MORE... ]
This is a short clip of the Middle Deschutes, a stretch of the river between Lake Billy Chinook and the City of Bend. I was introduced to this area by the friends I have made while coming to call this place home.
Bend Fly Fishing Festival - This is why we do what we do...
As most of you who know me understand, I tend to tangent into various efforts throughout the spheres of conservation of natural resources throughout Oregon for my own reasons. Events and programs like this are few and far between when it comes to the various legislative, political, and policy [ READ MORE... ]
The purpose of the Festival is to bring the lifestyle of the fly fishing community to the broader general public at a unique venue. Driving messages of education and awareness regarding the sport of fly fishing, the art of the creative people involved with it, the conservation community engaged in [ READ MORE... ]
Deschutes River Fish Kill - What's Going To Happen, Part III
I decided it was time to post regarding this incident that has given rise to more than a few opinions. In the past few months of winter, there has been a surge in articles written, stories told, phone calls, and meetings to discuss the issue that brought the stench of death to this stretch of [ READ MORE... ]