Alejandro Vega Cruz, know the angling world over as "Sandflea," needs our help! He's in need of a new heart valve and the angling community is uniting to raise the funds he needs!
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This bit of news boggles the mind.
From The Oregonian: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs to pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks.
Cascade Locks City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman said the city and the state wildlife agency jointly submitted paperwork Friday morning to initiate a water rights cross transfer, with the state trading spring water for the city’s well water.
The Columbia River Gorge city will then pass the spring water on to Nestle, which will bottle and sell it.
What’s the problem with this plan? Other than trading your water rights off to a multi national corporation?
Well, the bottling plant could adversely affect migratory fish. Salmon and steelhead passing through the Lower Columbia to points and tributaries upriver often have to deal with high temperatures, and Herman Creek provides a cold water thermal refuge.
LINK (via The Caddis Fly)
On the central coast of British Columbia, a coastal community is fighting for the survival of a species so important to the ecology and culture of the north Pacific that it is considered a foundation of the coast.
Watch this short video on the battle that the Heiltsuk First Nation are courageously waging against the Canadian government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the unsustainable corporate-owned kill-fishery. There is still hope that our coast will witness a return of the great herring runs, but it cannot happen while this indiscriminate industrial fishery is allowed to continue.
Shane Anderson spent three years and some serious sweat equity making his film Wild Reverence.
Now he's asking you to take just 90 seconds to add your voice in support of native wild steelhead on the Olympic Penninsula.
From the Native Fish Society:
The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation (OPRD) is currently accepting public comment on their 2014 Scenic Waterways Assessment, which is the first step in designating segments of the Molalla, Chetco and Grande Ronde rivers into the state's network of Scenic Waterways.
An important call to action from the Native Fish Society.
Dear Wild Fish Advocates,
In addition to the beautiful, rugged landscape of Oregon's Salmonberry River, it is home to some of the purest populations of wild, native salmonids in the Pacific Northwest, including summer and fall Chinook salmon, winter steelhead, both resident and anadromous cutthroat trout, and endangered Coho salmon.
For over a hundred years, a railroad has operated in some capacity throughout the river's corridor; however, the canyon’s steep, remote location has proven difficult for railroad maintenance. Currently, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking comments for alternative recreational opportunities in a development plan for the Salmonberry River Corridor, the 86 mile stretch of railway that lies in the Northwest part of the state connecting the city of Banks to the rural Coast.
- Oregon’s Salmonberry watershed provides essential habitat for endangered wild Coho salmon, as well as winter steelhead, summer and fall Chinook salmon, and resident and anadromous cutthroat trout.
- The canyon’s steep valley walls, intrinsic landslide potential, and rugged terrain has proven to be economically prohibitive for railroad maintenance.
- This development plan must include the least-impactful recreational opportunity throughout the Salmonberry River stretch of the corridor to prevent future degradation to this watershed.
Please join us today in asking OPRD to support a primitive trail and minimize the risk of the ecological impacts to wild fish from increased development in the Salmonberry River and keep this canyon wild and remote!
Native Fish Society