Friday, April 26, 2013

Upcoming Outing...

South Twin Lake - Friday May 3 through Monday May 6. This one is a weekend camper so gear up and knock the mildew off the tents [or RV] and come join the Chapter for relaxing time on the water - and around the evening campfire! That's NEXT WEEKEND. After the warm-up at Lost Lake this trip promises to be a challenge for all levels.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pelton Dam Hydro Project lecture

Oregon Wildlife Lecture series is presenting a May 1st lecture featuring Don Ratliff, PGE Senior Aquatic Biologist on the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Suction Dredge Mining update

Per Tom Wolf - Salem's TU rep and lobbyist - SB401 and SB838 were both passed from the Senate Environmental and Natural Resources committee with a  'do pass' recommendation.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 Most Endangered Rivers

Baldface Creek         -Northwest Rafting Co.
American Rivers has published their list of "AMERICA'S MOST ENDANGERED RIVERS 2013".
In an interesting irony, Oregon has a pair of creeks listed from the southern part of the State - their threat? Mining. Not the current suction dredge issue per se that is passing around the Oregon Senate [one of the TWO PRIORITY bills for TU] - but mining by-product and waste.
Many other rivers are listed with a widely varying array of threats - take a look:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

High Value Conservation Areas

In an email from Chris Smith, North Coast State Forest Coalition there is a note about the Oregon Department of Forestry continuing to take public comments on classifications of state forest lands in Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lost Lake....FOUND!

Andy Andrews reports that he and 6 other TVTU members have found Lost Lake....and it has fish!

Monday, April 15, 2013

More Legislative Activity

Forwarded from our friend and Master of all things Salem - Tom Wolf....
HB 2396 - Large Woody debris: this bill just had a hearing in the Senate Environment and Natural Resources. Now I am working with the chairs of House Ag and Senate Natural resources committees-and others-to make some amendments to the language for clarity.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Lost Lake Outing - Sunday!

Don't forget - this Sunday [April 14] a one day outing to Lost Lake [Clatsop County] is scheduled. Try to make it if you can! First of the season and the weather appears decent - cool temps but some sun is in the cards....with a bit a light rain just to remind us we're in Oregon!
Consider contacting Andy Andrews for a courtesy RSVP on this easy-going adventure or with any questions. Or just show up and introduce yourself to some new folks! Good luck and report back [photos always welcome]!
More Info/Link to Directions

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Conservation Reminder for River Fishing…

Steelhead...John McMillan/Seattle Times
A friendly and quick reminder passed from friend to friend on the importance of stream awareness from a conservation standpoint

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tonight's Member Meeting

Featuring Rob Crandall at the TVTU member meeting TONIGHT!! Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village  [April 10] - starts at 6:30. Rob will share his "10 Steps to Steelhead Flyfishing Success". Pizza and more, beverages, fish stories - it's all here!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Embrace-a-Stream – Grant Approved!

2010 Circle Creek - bridge replacement...Troy Laws

The news is in and the word is good for the TVTU EAS application filed this winter for restoration work at the Circle Creek site – TU national notified Mike Gentry and Alan Moore that the grant was approved and the funding is in place! Work can begin!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Member Meeting - April 10 [Wednesday]

You won't want to miss this one! Come join us at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village on Wednesday [April 10] - starts at 6:30. Rob Crandall will be joining us and sharing his best "10 Steps to Steelhead Flyfishing Success". Pizza, beverages, fish stories and more!
Remember all Member Meetings occur on the second Wednesday of the month.