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Governor Brown Sends Letter to ODFW Commission on Columbia River Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore. February 9, 2017 —Governor Kate Brown called the January 20 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision abandoning the Columbia River Fisheries Reform Plan “confusing”, “untenable”, and not “acceptable.” Governor Brown gave the commission until April 3 to change its decision and to “honor the commitments” made in the Reform Plan.

Governor Brown – Please Keep Your Promise

Governor Brown – Please Keep Your Promise By now, sportanglers invested in the future of fishing in the mainstem Columbia have heard about the  Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s vote on January 20th to abandon the bi-state Columbia River salmon fisheries reform plan. The Commission’s decision has sport fishers OUTRAGED, and rightfully so! Against the

BETRAYED!

BETRAYED! We as sport anglers are shocked and outraged at the decision last evening by the ODFW Commission. Led by Governor Brown’s appointments, the Commission voted 4-3 to abandon the bi-State Columbia River salmon fishing reform plan and put the interests of a few hundred part-time gillnet operators above over 400,000 of sport anglers. The

Action Alert: Tell ODFW to Fully Implement the Columbia River Reform Package!

Fully Implement the Columbia River Reform Package! On January 20th, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide the fate of Columbia River anglers for the 2017 fishing season and the future of the Columbia River Fisheries Reform Package. To date, Oregon’s anglers have not received what we paid for (the Columbia River endorsement fee),

Helping Raíces a Alas in Molalla

Helping Raíces a Alas in Molalla Each fall and winter, dedicated Steelheader volunteers deliver salmon eggs to classrooms around the Portland area through Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Eggs to Fry Program. Students observe and learn about salmon lifecycles and riparian habitats before releasing fry into rivers to begin their journey to the

Making Connections

Making Connections There are many reasons why people join the Northwest Steelheaders. There are many longtime members, and some may even remember the original reason the Steelheaders were formed: To remove commercial harvest from the Columbia. When I originally joined, my goal was to learn how to catch fish. I had found on the ODFW

Conserve our Yaquina Bay Herring

  Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Re: Directed Roe Fishery for Herring, Yaquina Bay Chair Finley, members of the commission and Director Melcher, My name is Bob Rees, Executive Director for the Association of Northwest Steelheaders. You may be aware that the Steelheaders have been working on preserving stocks of forage fish for nearly 7

Free the Snake Public Hearings

Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will have hearings seeking public input to develop a new plan to save endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The new process comes as the result of a U.S. District Court ruling last

ODFW Proposes Abandoning Significant Aspects of Columbia River Reforms

ODFW Proposes Abandoning Significant Aspects of Columbia River Reforms ODFW has proposed abandoning key parts of the Columbia River Reform package prior to its scheduled full implementation in 2017. The Steelheaders and other recreational fishing and industry groups are strongly opposed to ODFW’s efforts, and we need Steelheader members to make their voices heard before