Strong Runs Summer 2011

      Photograph by Jeff Bright

  Summer 2011

 The Native Fish Society is a forward-thinking organization guided by the best available science to advocate for historically abundant wild, native fish and promote the stewardship of habitats that sustain them.   

  Contents

East to Eden: 

Atlantic Salmon Management 

on Quebec's Maritime Peninsula

  

Wild Fish, Debris Torrents & Summer Temperatures: 

 The Salmonberry River 

 

Real-time Temperature Gauge Installed 

on Deschutes at Moody Rapids

 

Wild Fish are Electives when it comes to fish management

 

Talking Story: 

2011 Pat Furrer Annual Steelhead Event

 

Molalla River Salmon Monitoring & Recovery Efforts

 

Mid-Coast Water Quality Legal Efforts

 

2010 Annual Report

  Greetings 

Greetings!     

 

Welcome to the summer issue of our e-newsletter! The focus of this quarter's newsletter is on the work of our dedicated River Stewards. We hope you enjoy it and thank you for all your support! 


Sincerely,
Native Fish Society
  Calendar 
September 10-11 & 17-18: Salmonberry Macroinvertebrate Sampling
September 24th: NFS tabling @ Clearwater Spey Clave
  Featured Articles

EAST TO EDEN: ATLANTIC SALMON MANAGEMENT 

ON QUEBEC'S MARITIME PENINSULA 

Tom Derry, NFS Development Director

tom on bonaventureLeaping Atlantic salmon aren't the only thing that Tom Derry has swimming around in his head after his weeklong visit to Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula earlier this summer. Tom tells the story straight: in Quebec they have found a way to recover wild fish and provide angling opportunity without the use of hatcheries. What can fish managers in the West learn from their Eastern counterparts? Read Tom's take on it. 

 

Full Article

 

 

WILD FISH, DEBRIS TORRENTS & SUMMER TEMPERATURES:
THE SALMONBERRY RIVER 

Mark Sherwood, NFS River Steward Coordinator 

kinney creek

Ian Fergusson, photo

Drink black coffee for one morning with River Steward Ian Fergusson and I guarantee, before long, you will be talking about the Salmonberry River. Ian's dedication to this coastal gem, shared also by Joyce Sherman, makes you want to wader up, lace your boots and head out.

This month Ian and volunteers will be removing summer temperature monitoring equipment and conducting a macroinvertbrate sampling survey. Read on to learn about the history of the Salmonberry and the latest of Ian's work analyzing temperature readings from the Salmonberry.    

 

Full Article 

Fergusson Report  

 

 

REAL-TIME TEMPERATURE GAUGE INSTALLED 
ON DESCHUTES AT MOODY RAPIDS
Rob Sims, NFS Lower Deschutes River Steward 
lower deschutes

Ron Walp, photo

With the lower Deschutes burning at the publishing of this newsletter, it goes without saying this river has created more than its share of headlines this summer. Rob Sims, NFS Lower-Deschutes River Steward, has been an active agent working with PGE to understand and address the high water temperature issues in the lowest reaches of the Deschutes. Rob's work this summer extends beyond his dedicated research to the field work installation of an NFS temperature gauge and successfully advocating for a USGS monitored real-time temp gauge at Moody Rapids. 

 

 

Full Article 

Temperature at Moody Rapids, Deschutes River

 

 

WILD FISH ARE ELECTIVES WHEN IT COMES TO FISH MANAGEMENT 

Bill Bakke, NFS Executive Director  

chinook

In our quarterly offering from the latest science, Bill Bakke highlights the findings of the Independent Scientific Review Panel from their recently published work on the Lower Snake River Compensation hatchery program. Their review paints a clear picture of what these programs are capable of achieving and what damages they continue inflicting on wild, native populations.  

 

Full Article

 

 

TALKING STORY:  2011 PAT FURRER

ANNUAL STEELHEAD EVENT

Mark Sherwood, River Steward Coordinator

brian steelhead event

This year Brian Silvey and Deschutes Angler guide service rolled out the red carpet for the Pat Furrer Annual Steelhead Event. Instead of fishing in late October, the trip was moved up to the beginning of August-steelhead primetime! 

 

This year's event was a great one with many new faces, terrific weather and a few fly crazed steelhead. If you were unable to join us this past year, it's my hope that this short account of my time proves compelling enough for you to join us next year. 

 

Full Article

 

 

MOLALLA RIVER SALMON MONITORING & RECOVERY EFFORTS

Mark Schmidt, Molalla River Steward 

Molalla River sunset
Mark Schmidt, photo
 River Steward Mark Schmidt outlines the history and progress of the monitoring and recovery efforts on the Molalla River. Now a model watershed for wild fish recovery, the Molalla once had major winter and summer steelhead hatchery programs and heavily damaged habitat. Today the numbers of Molalla wild winter steelhead are on the rebound as the hatchery program has ceased and the  community of Molalla has rallied around their homewaters and wild fish. 

                                                                             

Full Article

 

 

MID-COAST WATER QUALITY LEGAL EFFORTS

Mark Sherwood, River Steward Coordinator & Paul Engelmeyer, Mid-Coast River Steward  

clear cut 

Mid-Coast River Steward Paul Engelmeyer will likely be on a technical advisory committee formed this fall to create a new Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) approach for the Oregon Mid-Coast. Eventually, this TMDL approach will be applied to non-point source pollution points across the state of Oregon. 

 

These new standards stand to overturn decades of water quality violations, largely thanks to a legal effort by Northwest Environmental Advocates, which now require ODEQ to meet Clean Water Act standards or risk substantial federal funding cuts. 

 

Full Article

 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report Cover

*Native Fish Society 2010 Annual Report PDF 

 

 


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