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Story: Giving Voice to an Ailing River

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altThis story, by Bradley W. Parks of Oregon Public Broadcasting, highlights how much trouble rivers like the Deschutes are in. Parks’ story follows guide Amy Hazel as she comes to terms with how different the Deschutes is now than when she started guiding in 1999. In particular, the dry fly fishing has declined so sharply that Hazel says she’s lost clients to other locales where dry fly fishing is much better.

This story certainly paints a bleak picture of the future of the Deschutes, but it doesn’t have to be this bad, either. Click here to read the story and learn more about the issues facing this iconic Oregon river.

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Yellowstone’s Volunteer Fly Fishing Program

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altJosh Bergan put together this wonderful overview of the Yellowstone Volunteer Fly Fishing Program that’s slated to resume in 2023. If you’ve ever wanted the chance to fish some of Yellowstone’s most storied waters, this volunteer opportunity might be for you. Volunteers assist in gathering necessary data to help inform fisheries managers of the goings-on within the park’s many rivers and streams.

You can read the full story here.

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Public Comment Period for Madison River

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Photo by Joshua Bergan

The Madison River Work Group is seeking public comments about proposal for new commercial use and recreation management policies on the Madison River in Montana. As the river has become increasingly crowded, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has created a 12-person work group to address the issues surrounding the Madison.

You can learn more about the specific recommendations, and leave your own comments, here.

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Klamath River Dams Approved for Removal

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altAccording to Sonia Waraich of the Times-Standard in Eureka, California, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced its recommendation to approve the Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s proposal to remove the J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No.2, and Iron Gate dams off the Klamath River.

Removing these dams on the Klamath River could begin early next year, and bodes well for conservation in the area.

You can read more about the decision to remove the dams here.

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