Creating an official trail system along Whychus Creek near Sisters may create new problems for the area, argues a Bend nonprofit group appealing a U.S. Forest Service plan.
The federal government may grant an exemption on the Deschutes River that would temporarily loosen some restraints brought on by steelhead’s threatened species designation and provide legal protection to those who harmed the fish while acting within the law.
2 area groups throw support behind bill that would aid McKay Creek 2 area groups throw support behind bill that would aid McKay Creek.
A field of 251, competing as relays and teams, took part Saturday in the inaugural Bend Oyster Off Road Adventure Race.
There was a House split evenly between the parties and a close margin in the Senate. There was Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is serving his third term, a first for an Oregon governor.
Rafts, kayaks, inflatables, canoes, paddleboards and even dogs can participate in Deschutes River Conservancy’s Race for the River on Aug. 13 at Riverbend Park in Bend.
For steelhead in Central Oregon, this is a time like no other. Hundreds of thousands of young steelhead have been reintroduced into Whychus Creek and the Crooked River. It’s part of a $150 million reintroduction effort, including the 250-plus-foot fish passage tower sunk into the water upstream of the Pelton-Round Butte Dam.
Break out the paddles and make ready the rafts: Race for the River will return Saturday for its sophomore year.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, visits Prineville today to discuss proposed legislation that would allow Prineville to draw more groundwater, help restore McKay Creek and more. But some conservation groups and angling advocates are upset about what it does not include — more water for fish and river health.