Let’s Protect the North Umpqua and Honor Its Conservationists


Photo Credit: Uncage the Soul Productions Frank Moore is legendary — a legendary flyfisherman, conservationist, and World War II veteran, and a legendary husband, father, and friend. Anyone who meets him does not soon forget him. When he talks to you, you know you matter. That’s a rare gift. And now, all of us have … Continue reading Let’s Protect the North Umpqua and Honor Its Conservationists

Artist donates Earth Warrior Rising sculpture to our “river hub” office


Artist Mike Cook of Manzanita, Ore., has donated a sculpture he calls “Earth Warrior Rising” to our Portland office, and really, it has brought great energy and life to our entryway — and our spirits. The form was originally driven by the energy Mike saw in the barb, claw, thorn, fang, and beak forms in … Continue reading Artist donates Earth Warrior Rising sculpture to our “river hub” office

U.S. Should Modernize Columbia River Treaty Act


by Greg Haller — The Pacific Northwest has a tremendous opportunity to modernize the 50-year-old U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty to benefit people, fish and wildlife. Lawmakers are asking for it, conservationists are asking for it, tribes are asking for it. American Rivers recently designated the Columbia as the nation’s second most endangered river because of … Continue reading U.S. Should Modernize Columbia River Treaty Act

Oregon Board of Forestry fails to protect streams, water for fish


The Oregon Board of Forestry refused to take action to protect fish from warming streams at its July 23 meeting in Salem, leaving water quality in Oregon below state standards, and disappointing conservationists, fishing groups, and everyone who cares about clean water and healthy rivers. “The Oregon Board of Forestry has a duty to meet … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry fails to protect streams, water for fish

Oregon Should Take a Lesson From The Oso Landslide


by John Kober Like everyone in the Northwest, I am struck by the tragedy of the Oso landslide in Washington, and my condolences go out to the victims and their families. The unfortunate reality is that this kind of catastrophic landslide could happen in Oregon, too. In fact, we’re at even greater risk of landslides … Continue reading Oregon Should Take a Lesson From The Oso Landslide