Category: Conservation Corner

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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Observations While Drifting from Mack’s Canyon to Heritage Landing – Summer 2018

Editor’s Note: Our Conservation Chair and Deschutes Wizard, David Moskowitz, floated down the Deschutes from Mack’s to the mouth to survey the damage by recent fires. He posted multiple photos along with detailed descriptions of the carnage caused by the infernos on his blog – https://moskosalmo.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/report-from-the-lower-deschutes/. With Dave’s permission, I’ve chosen some of his conservation-minded suggestions…

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