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Abert Rim, Lake County, Oregon
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California’s salmon and trout have persisted to survive in spite of significant challenges both past and present, highlighting that they are remarkably adaptable creatures. The recent 37th annual Salmonid Restoration Conference hosted by the Salmon Restoration Federation, in Santa Rosa, California, centered around the question of “California Drought, Fire, and Floods – Can Salmon and the Restoration Field Adapt?.” The conference...
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Lake Sabrina Weekly News Letter
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, MAY 20, 2019
Lake Sabrina

With Summer not yet here and the Lake front empty, we’re going back to Spring hours until we get boats on the Lake. Store Hours:    Sunday thru Saturday – 8:00am to 6:00pm Café Hours:      Sunday thru Saturday – 8:00am to 4:00pm – CLOSED WEDNESDAYS   We sure were hoping to have boats on the water for Memorial Weekend, but alas, with the continuing snow...
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Trinity River Fishing Report
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 19, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

TRINITY RIVER WATERFLOWS: Trinity River water releases are now back to TMC recommended releases, now that repairs are completed on the release gate. Water flow changes are to reach maximum releases at 04:00am Sunday May 19th 9,000cfs, then start ramping back down; Tuesday May 20th to 7,000cfs, Friday May 31st flows to reach 2,150cfs by 2:00pm. After reaching 2,150cfs the flows...
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Chetco Fall Kings on The Decline
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 16, 2019

Chetco River

Fall Chinook salmon returning to the Chetco are on the decline, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing some pretty drastic cutbacks. In a press release issued on Monday, the ODFW is proposing temporary harvest limits and closures for coastal wild fall chinook fisheries due to low escapement in 2018 and poor forecasts for this year. Preseason...
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MISSOULA, Mont.—Thirty-five years after its founding on May 14, 1984, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is celebrating decades of conservation success. "Quite simply, the growth and accomplishments of this organization are staggering," said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. "It began with four elk hunters in northwest Montana who struggled as they opened shop in a doublewide trailer, but did...
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Although they spend their lives hidden beneath the surface, fish are directly affected by the weather happening outside their aquatic world. This is particularly true of species that rely on watersheds in regions like California, where the availability of water changes dramatically with the seasons. As climate change threatens to shift historical patterns in temperature and rain- and snowfall, scientists...
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