Kyle Smith

  • Community

    ‘Get to work and find some answers’

    Local sporting businesses are helping to make the case for removing the four Lower Snake River dams Earlier this summer, TU released a report entitled, “Why We Need a Free Flowing Lower Snake River,” that lays out the scientific basis for the federal government’s conclusion that the best way to restore salmon and steelhead in…

  • Science

    Counting fish in your PJs

    Monitoring steelhead and salmon using sonar

    TU's Dean Finnerty checks on sonar equipment that counts fish moving up a southwest Oregon river.

    Collecting salmon and steelhead population data through the outbreak Trout Unlimited members can take comfort that, despite the dramatic upheaval in our human lives over the past few months, salmon and steelhead are unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Except, perhaps, by a big drop-off in angling pressure as many states close or restrict access to…

  • Conservation

    Conservation and timber interests agree to changes to Oregon forest practices

    Today, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a historic agreement between conservation groups and timber companies that represents an important first step in a process that will see the most significant update of Oregon’s Forest Practices Act in decades.  This agreement, formalized as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the timber industry and major conservation groups, should deliver…

  • TU Applauds Rep. DeFazio for Opposing Jordan Cove Energy Project

    Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio reels in a summer steelhead in his home state. Photo by Dean Finnerty. In an email to supporters over the weekend, Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio voiced outright opposition to the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposal in Southwest Oregon. The project would include an export facility in Coos Bay, along with a…