Region Needs A Pause On Wild Steelhead

Our friend Jake Crawford explains what’s at stake in this Mail Tribune opinion piece.

Right now, the communities of southwest Oregon have a unique opportunity to help protect wild steelhead and our region’s world-class fisheries.

Until Aug. 1, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comments on a draft Conservation and Management Plan for multiple fish species, including summer and winter steelhead, in the Rogue, Chetco, and South Coast rivers from the Elk to the California border.

Today, southwest Oregon is the last region in the Pacific Northwest that still permits anglers to harvest wild steelhead.

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