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To raise awareness about the legislation, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers released a short film that shines a light on the jewels of the North Umpqua and discusses the critical importance of creating the Frank Moore Steelhead Sanctuary.
Frank Moore has been fly fishing for more than 80 years, he’s dedicated his life to conserving and protecting his home watershed, the North Umpqua. Now we have a chance to honor him.
In honor of Frank Moore, WSC’s 2008 Conservation Award Winner, the Senate advanced legislation to designate nearly 100,000 acres of public lands in Oregon as the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area.
The Wild Steelhead Coalition is proud to support Senator Ron Wyden’s bill S. 1448, the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Designation Act, which would conserve one of the most remarkable salmonid sanctuaries in the United States as well as honor an American war hero and conservation icon.
Frank Moore is a steelhead conservation legend and an American hero, who has dedicated his life to fighting for what he holds most dear from the beaches of Normandy to the banks of Oregon’s Umpqua River. A recipient of the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Conservation Award and an Honorary Lifetime Member, we can think of no one more worthy of this distinction than Frank Moore.
Provides a penetrating account of a once-rich steelhead trout stream threatened by careless logging practices. Focusing on Oregon’s North Umpqua River Basin, the film portrays the impact of clearcut logging on the small tributary streams where most of the river’s steelhead are spawned and reared. The subtle interdependence of land and water and the disruption of the aquatic environment caused by stream-clogging debris and warming water are dramatically presented. Hal Riney and Dick Snider, advertising executives and fishermen, produced the film and donated it to Oregon State University. It was widely distributed and viewed in Oregon and throughout the United States through the 1970s and was influential in changing logging practices in the Northwest.