Tag: Native Fish Society

Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise Grantee Leaders Speak Out for Wild North Umpqua Steelhead

Editor’s Note: Nearly twenty years ago, I hooked (but eventually did not land) my first steelhead on the North Umpqua River in a legendary pool called Charcoal Point. I was awestruck by the power and beauty of this wild fish. So for the love of wild steelhead and a river so dear to our hearts,…

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Conservation Corner – Together We Can Help the North Umpqua River

A Collaborative Effort for a Monumental Task Editor’s Note and Correction: Shortly after this piece was posted, your Flyline editor received clarification from Native Fish Society’s Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator, Kirk Blaine, that this proposed project seeks to eliminate summer steelhead hatchery supplementation. The previous version of this post suggested Spring Chinook and Coho were…

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2021 Auction Update and Fly Fisher Foundation Grantee Announcement

Annual Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Auction and Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise May 17th thru 23rd, 2021 Mark your calendars now for our annual auction! We will be on-line this year, with many of your favorite places to fish and vacation on the auction list. We have already procured some new food adventure events and…

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Conservation Corner – Klamath Revival

Editor’s Note: The Klamath River dams could begin coming down in 2022. The plan for demolition is nearly as massive as the dams themselves, involving multiple agencies, tribes, sport fishing groups, environmental groups, landowners, Pacificorp, and Klamath River Renewal Corporation. Will the promise of a free Klamath finally come to pass? Native Fish Society’s Southern…

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No Breaks for South Coast Wild Steelhead

Petition for Catch and Release of Wild Steelhead Last December the Oregon Commission of Fish and Wildlife heard testimony on a petition to prohibit take of wild steelhead in Oregon’s southwest zone. A group of local fisherman and river stewards submitted a petition arguing against wild steelhead harvest because Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife…

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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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