In the Media

Scaled down for trout on the Lower Deschutes

Bend Bulletin

In a year when there are fewer steelhead in the river, we are chastened against fishing for sea-going rainbows. If we want to stand in the Deschutes and swing flies, we must target rainbows, Deschutes redsides. It is hardly a consolation prize. These are strong, worthy fish.

Nonprofit offers grants to farmers for water-efficiency upgrades

Bend Bulletin

With extreme drought affecting much of Central Oregon, farms and ranches are tightening the screws on their water systems, trying to save every drop. The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance wants to help in that effort and this week announced grants to improve water efficiency.

Editorials: Bowman Dam and why we need to see the maps

Bend Bulletin

It summed up a problem at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River near Prineville. And it’s a reason we continue to insist that Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley provide the public now with maps of their proposal to add more wild and scenic waterways in Oregon.

Recent rains help, but Central Oregon drought still far from over

Bend Bulletin

The series of rainstorms that blew through Central Oregon over the past month helped moisten the ground after a very dry summer, but climate experts say areas east of the Cascades are still a long way from escaping drought conditions.