• steelhead

    On the North Umpqua, a win for science and wild steelhead

    TU and Wild Steelheaders support Oregon decision to help decimated wild summer steelhead TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative is firmly committed to the principle that the best available science must guide steelhead fisheries management. But as our wild steelhead populations continue to decline in virtually every watershed in their native range, too often we see steelhead…

  • Conservation

    Frank Moore: North Umpqua Icon

    Remembering Frank Moore and a life spent not just chasing steelhead but fighting to protect the water they call home.

    Frank Moore: North Umpqua Icon By Mark Taylor Reprinted from TROUT Magazine Summer 2019 issue  Editor’s note: On Sunday, Jan. 23, the world of fly-fishing and conservation lost a hero when Frank Moore passed away at the age of 98. Moore made his home along Oregon’s North Umpqua with his surviving wife, Jeanne, for nearly 70 years, a good chunk…

  • Conservation

    Frank Moore, angling and conservation legend, passes away

    A life spent not just chasing steelhead but fighting to protect the water they called home.

    Longtime proprietor of the Steamboat Inn was instrumental in protecting the iconic North Umpqua River The world of fly-fishing and conservation has lost a giant.  Frank Moore, a legendary angler and advocate for Oregon’s North Umpqua River, died Sunday.  He was 98.  A decorated World War II veteran who fought on the beach at Normandy on D-Day, Moore settled in the small…

  • Angler Conservation Program

    TU’s Finnerty to Congress: protect SW Oregon salmon and steelhead strongholds

    On November 9, Dean Finnerty became the latest Trout Unlimited representative to testify before Congress, when he appeared before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of the Southwestern Oregon Watersheds and Salmon Protection Act.  Few are more qualified to tout the importance of southwestern Oregon streams for salmon and steelhead than…

  • Living with Fire

    TU staffers turn 2020’s Oregon wildfires into opportunity to improve resiliency

    People all around Oregon woke on Sept. 8, 2020, to high winds, extensive power outages and lots of speculation by foresters that it could be the worst day of fires in Oregon’s history. That’s exactly what it turned out to be for Chrysten Lambert, TU’s Oregon director for Western Conservation, and many others when three wildfires whipped through the area in a split second…