Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Thursday, Feb.15 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and the agenda includes an update on projects and activities happening throughout Oregon. The ODFW Fish Screening Program administers a cost share program for the installation of screens at water diversions. Fish screens prevent the loss of fish when water is...
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Effective March 1 through Aug. 15, 2018, anglers who have a two-rod validation will be able to use two rods while fishing for all species except sturgeon in the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls and in the Clackamas River. The use of two rods provides additional opportunity for anglers pursuing hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead, but may also be used for...
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Hatchery trucks from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today began the weeklong process of stocking a half million young steelhead smolts on the Feather River near Yuba City. The 125,000 fish released Monday were the first of the fish reared from eggs rescued from the Feather River Fish Hatchery during last year’s Feather River spillway failure. Plants will continue...
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Are You Ready For the Adventure of a Lifetime?
by George Parker, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 and think you might enjoy an entire summer of living out of a backpack and working trails in the mountains you love, there is still time for you to apply for the CCC/AmeriCorps Backcountry Trails Program. The application deadline is February 15. The Backcountry Trails Program has been run annually by...
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California and other Western states will be grappling with long-term water issues related to infrastructure, clean drinking water systems and watershed restoration, among other concerns. FOR THE NEXT few months much of the talk around water issues in California and the rest of the Western United States will be about how much precipitation falls, the water content of the snowpack and how temperatures...
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My Old Friend
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Just about all outdoor men and women have a few, favorite items they've kept over the years, things that for one reason or another, seem to hang around for a long time.  There are reasons for this. First, the item is obviously useful. Secondly, it has been made well, and has been able to endure the ravages of countless treks afield....
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