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Recently a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed in Mosier, Oregon, spilling more than 10,000 gallons of oil into the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Unfortunately, Union Pacific has already resumed running oil trains through the Gorge without addressing the underlying issue that caused the derailment.
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.
Join the Wild Steelhead Coalition and the Native Fish Society for a screening of Wild Reverence on May 2nd at the Volcanic Theater Pub.
Dams impact steelhead in a number of ways. Dams block passage of salmon and steelhead as migrating juveniles on their way to the ocean as well as on their return to freshwater rivers to spawn (often hundreds of miles upstream). Some dams include fish passage via fish ladders, although the…
The WSC was concerned by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife going against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s policy to make the Columbia River barbless hook only to decrease mortality on ESA listed species. The WSC reminded ODFW that this regulation was aimed at benefitting the 12 ESA listed Salmonid species inhabiting the Columbia river.
In 2007, there was a proposal by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to increase the allowable harvest for wild steelhead in the main stem and North Fork Umpqua. WSC stepped in with a recommendation that opposed the proposal and called for a ban on the wild steelhead kill fishery in the Umpqua system. This is the original letter sent to ODFW.