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The purpose of the Festival is to showcase the fly fishing lifestyle to the broader community at a unique riverside venue; conveying messages of education and awareness regarding the sport of fly fishing, the art of the creative people involved in it, and the conservation community engaged in [ READ MORE... ]
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To say I have had a good week would be an understatement. There are times in each of our lives where the stars seem to align and the pieces fall together just the way you plan it. Sometimes those plans include driving a thousand miles, making new friends, seeing amazing sights, hanging out with [ READ MORE... ]
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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".
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Blog Post BY gabeparr ON December 3, 2014 - 0 COMMENTS
Travesty for Wild Salmon in Oregon
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.
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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.
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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... ]
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Gallery BY gabeparr ON May 11, 2014 - 0 COMMENTS
Middle Deschutes River
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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.
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Gallery BY gabeparr ON May 11, 2014 - 0 COMMENTS
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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... ]
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