Tippets: Finding Underfished Water, Stearns Dam Demolition, Old Growth Forests

  • Finding relatively untouched water and naïve trout is hard, but not impossible. Check out some sage advice from Greg Thomas on discovering private places on public lands. Via Angler’s Tonic.
  • The Stearns Dam was built in 1911 by a homesteader to divert water for pasture irrigation.  Now Oregon’s Crooked River is flowing more freely after the recent demolition of the dam, helping to restore native runs of native fish.
  • Saving old growth forests has wide ranging impacts for watersheds and fisheries. Check out some stunning photography from the International League of Conservation Photographers and The Pew Charitable Trusts, taken on Southern Oregon Public Lands.
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