Public Access & River Rights

Access Fuels Stewardship

Northwest Steelheaders has long been a leader in advocating for the public’s right to use Oregon’s waterways for fishing, boating, and recreation, and has previously fought to protect public access along the Deschutes and Sandy Rivers, and elsewhere in the state. Not long ago, Steelheaders prevailed in an important case concerning the public’s right to use of the bed and banks of the John Day River. More recently, Steelheaders filed an amicus brief in the Lake Oswego case because it concerns important issues that affect the public’s use and access to waterways throughout Oregon.