Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


A Magistrate Judge this week sided with the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) and other groups who filed suit to stop the U.S. Forest Service from building an additional 137 miles of off highway vehicle (OHV) trails in critical elk habitat on the Ochoco National Forest. OHA, a nonprofit group of more than 10,000 hunters, filed a lawsuit in 2017 challenging the...
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It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply...
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Changing Genes: Studying Steelhead in San Francisco Bay Streams
by FISHBIO, AUGUST 28, 2018
San Francisco Bay

A fish transported from the San Francisco Bay of 1850 to 2018 would find itself in a whole new world. Between the construction of dams, diversion of streams, pollution, and the introduction of invasive species, the area has changed more drastically than perhaps any other estuary on Earth. Like all organisms, fish have to adapt to changes in their environment to survive. By...
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Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. The experience can be customized to include requested...
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Fishing Great Loss
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, AUGUST 27, 2018

On August 13 Ed Trujillo passed away. Ed fished the Trinity River for over 35 years. The group of Trinity River fishermen lost another of their Trinity fishermen. Many of the older fishermen that have fished the Trinity for years knew Ed. He knew every fishing area on the Trinity from the dam to Weitchpec, and if you were fishing...
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States close Columbia steelhead fishing due to poor returns
by ODFW, AUGUST 25, 2018
Columbia River

Steelhead retention in the Columbia River and lower John Day River will close effective Monday, Aug. 27 through the end of the year due to poor returns. The states of Oregon and Washington decided to close the retention fishery after the run size was downgraded from a preseason forecast of 182,000 to 110,000 adult summer steelhead on Monday. The revised estimate...
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