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Archive for November 17th, 2019


 

If you’ve ever fly-fished for steelhead on the Deschutes River you doubtlessly know what an amazing experience that river can be. If you’ve never been there, know that it is a special place that you aspire to visit even if you’ve never heard of it. Here’s some information from deschutes3030.org about trying to keep this amazing river functional and fishable.

The Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and without input from community members like you, this HCP won’t adequately increase streamflows to levels that will restore and protect the river’s natural beauty and the health of its fish and wildlife. If enough public pressure is created during the commenting period, you could help create a more balanced HCP that will take fish, wildlife, recreation, and the entire community into consideration equally with irrigation and agriculture. An unbalanced management plan risks continued river degradation and loss of fish, wildlife, water quality, and recreation. As a result, we lose the lifeblood of our community, culture, and economy. VISIT DESCHUTES3030.ORG FOR MORE INFO.

There is ONE day left to let officials know how important the flows on this river are to present / future you, so if this fishery happens to resonate with current / or future you please put in your two cents at deschutes3030.org.