Some good news for steelhead out of Oregon.
Federal judge Ancer Haggerty has barred livestock grazing harmful to endangered steelhead. Haggerty ordered the U.S. Forest Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to reconsider the effects of the federal agencies' grazing plan on native steelhead streams before grazing can resume.
The Malheur National Forest is located in eastern Oregon's Blue Mountains. It includes portions of the Upper John Day, Middle Fork John Day, North Fork John Day and Malheur rivers. The 281-mile long John Day River is the second longest undammed river in the continental United States.
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Congrats to Mr. Bove with this specimen. We realize this was a fish from last year, and will be tweaking the rules for submission as we head into 2011. For now, however, nice feesh Mark.
Stay tuned for the Dec. voting - followed by the 12 finalists for slab of the year.