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Tippets: Increased Public Access on Deschutes, Importance of Headwaters, Reducing Plastic Usage, On Birds & Fish

Posted on September 09 2015

  • The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will buy more than 10,000 acres to add to a wildlife area on the lower Deschutes River. This area will be opened to the public to hike, hunt and fish.
  • Jack Bombardier, head guide of Colorado-based Confluence Casting, writes about the recent mining wastewater that spilled into the Animas River. While the sides have been polarized, Bombardier writes a balanced piece about the importance of headwaters.
  • At their recent 50-year anniversary celebration held in Bend, Ore., the International Federation of Fly Fishers launched a new conservation campaign, “Use the Bottle; Save the Fish,” aimed at reducing the use of single-use bottled water. Via The Fishing Wire.
  • In an effort to protect endangered salmon and steelhead runs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved plans to kill double-crested cormorants nesting on an island at the mouth of the Columbia River. However, some preliminary research reports that there is “expected to result in no changes or benefits to these fish populations.” Via Oregon Live.

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