Category: Conservation Corner

Conservation Corner

Flyfisher Foundation Supports OSU Fisheries Science Every April we invite the annual recipient of the Tom McAllister Graduate Scholarship to share their research with the Club. Here is a look back at the past 5 Oregon State University graduate student recipients of the Tom McAllister Scholarship to see what they have published. I am impressed…

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Conservation Corner – Foundation Grantee for 2019

Flyfisher Foundation Announces This Year’s Recipient of the Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise After careful consideration of several excellent conservation grant applications this year, your Flyfisher Foundation has chosen to award WaterWatch’s proposal to improve streamflow on the Crooked River in Central Oregon. WaterWatch states in their proposal that “The Crooked offers one of the…

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Catch My Drift

By some benevolent act of nature, aquatic insects have evolved the perfect behavior for trout and fly fishers – insect drift. Editor’s Note: The logical connection between trout feeding and fly fishing comes to us from our favorite entomologist, author, and FCO member, Rick Hafele. He takes us under the surface to understand how aquatic…

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Conservation Corner – Foundation Awards Grants

Three Organizations Will Receive Supplemental Grants Your Foundation Board receives many worthy grant applications early each year. They carefully review each application and score them in order to decide which organization will be the recipient of the Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise at our annual auction. As 2018 waned, the Foundation Board members carefully considered…

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Conservation Corner – December 2018

The Spirit of Giving (for Fish) This exceptionally warm, exceptionally dry year is coming to a close. Reflecting back, we saw dismal steelhead returns, low flows in our rivers, and stagnation in climate change policy. Last month’s Conservation Corner offered some bright spots where fish and river focused non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) have made real progress…

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Conservation Corner – News from NW NGOs

Fish conservation news has been pretty dismal of late with very low returns of salmon and steelhead throughout the west. Our northwest-based NGOs are out there advocating for wild fish, working to improve and protect habitat, building on available science, and strengthening alliances to leverage more influence in support of fish. Here are a few…

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Alaska Salmon Fishing

Editor’s Note This piece comes by way of FCO Board Member, Christian Werner. He and Steve Willhite recently fished for Coho in southeast Alaska. Instead of sending a story of the great bright Coho they enticed to the fly, Christian informs us of very worrisome declines in legendary salmon runs in our northernmost state. Follow…

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Conservation Corner – Lostine

Finding Salmon on the Lostine Last month my friend Patrick and I ventured east with our little teardrop trailer to explore camping opportunities in the Wallowa Mountains. We found a sweet little campground with just 4 sites along the Lostine River about 13 miles outside of the little hamlet of Lostine. Unfortunately, the saloon in…

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