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McKenzie Magazine, Winter Edition

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McKenzie Magazine - Summer 2020

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 Rec    May 2, 2020

2020 McKenzie Traveler's Guide

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Hunting and fishing closed to non-residents

Regulation takes effect Friday night (April 10) ODFW is closing recreational hunting, fishing, crabbing and clamming to non-residents due to concerns about travel to Oregon to participate in these outdoor activities. Such travel could spread the...

 

Willamette National Forest temporarily closes all developed recreation sites 

The Willamette National Forest has temporarily closed all developed recreation sites to provide for the protection of public health and safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closed sites include campgrounds, day-use sites, trailheads with...

 

Over 1,000 U.S. Forest Service seasonal positions

The U.S. Forest Service will be accepting applications for over 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor...

 
 Rec    July 2, 2018

HATCHERY CONTRACTS ARE UP FOR REFUNDING

Budget shortfalls could end McKenzie trout planting in 2019               “The people of Oregon have had that mitigation for a long time. It drives a lot of the fisheries we have in the Valley,”...

 

Corrected recreation dates

                          The annual Boat Safety Rodeo and Dutch Oven Cook-off is set for 9 a.m. - next Saturday, April 21st - at the Hendricks Bridge Wayside Park. Outdoor cooking...

 

Landslide blocking Terwilliger Springs

                  COUGAR RESERVOIR: All access to Terwilliger Hot Springs is completely blocked by a large landslide that occurred overnight.  An unstable slope above Forest Road 19 (Aufderheide...

 

BOAT STOCKING TO CONTINUE

Corps, ODFW, Guides & new contractor pledge cooperation             LEABURG: “Desert Hot Springs Trout Farm has been in business since 1985 and never had an outbreak of pathogens,” was a point stressed...

 

TROUT STOCKING MEETING NEXT WEEK

Sourcing of McKenzie fish has changed           LEABURG: People wondering about angling in the McKenzie River next year will have an opportunity to ask questions next Friday at a town hall meeting sponsored by the McKenzie...

 

Aufderheide Drive 19 reopens

Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Scenic Byway) to Reopen October 14 Firefighters and road crews have been working diligently to mitigate hazards such as fire weakened trees and unstable slopes along Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Scenic...

 

Corps moves trout contract from Leaburg Hatchery to Eastern Oregon

Private fish farm’s bid was $575,000 more than ODFW’s         A private central Oregon trout farm received a $1.3 million annual contract to grow trout that eventually will be planted in the Willamette River basin. The...

 

Dam drawdowns draining reservoirs

3,200 cfs flows creating stronger McKenzie River currents             BLUE RIVER: Increased water releases from Cougar and Blue River dams will limit access to some nearby recreation opportunities. The McKenzie River...

 

TROUT TAKE TO THE SKIES

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife helicopters stocking high lakes                   More than 350,000 fingerling trout are splashing down in hundreds of high mountain lakes across the Cascade Range from...

 

Anglers asked to give steelhead a helping hand

Summer forecasts are very low             Facing some of the lowest steelhead returns on record, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has already curtailed steelhead fishing seasons throughout the Columbia River...

 

Hatchery operations agreements gain extension

Contract negotiations for hatchery operations in Oregon are going into overtime. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will extend its cooperative agreements with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) for up to 120 days, as the agencies continue...

 

Groups sue over Steelhead

Claim hatchery fish harm wild stocks               Two environmental organizations that threatened in March to sue federal fisheries managers over releases of hatchery produced summer run steelhead in the upper...

 

June 15, 2017

McKenzie River: All hatchery rainbow trout released into the McKenzie River are marked with an adipose fin clip and anglers must release all non fin-clipped (wild) trout in the mainstem river. The lower 11 miles of the McKenzie River below the...

 

Tamolitch Bike Bypass

The McKenzie River Ranger District, Willamette National Forest has prepared a draft Decision Memos for the Tamolitch Pools Bike Bypass Trail Project.  The proposed action will create a bike specific trail that segregates hiking and biking...

 

Chamber readying 2017 outreach effort

Business group to expand membership and involvement VIDA: Getting a ”No” response when he asked people if they’d reached out to the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce for help with their business was not what Ray Blair wants to...

 

News Articles

    2/6/17 Eugene Register Guard     1/19/17 McKenzie River Reflections   1/5/17 McKenzie River Reflections       7/16/15 McKenzie River Reflections        ...

 

A Riverine Environment

                                As a west-side compliment to the High Desert Museum, this newly revised scheme celebrates water as a character-defining element. Where...

 

Planning an Interpretive Center

VIDA: Efforts to create a new McKenzie River Interpretive Center moved forward last week during two workshops held at the Wayfarer Resort. The two-day planning sessions were part of a process dating back to 2007 when members of the McKenzie River...

 

O’Leary Trail beefed up for mountain bikers

Trail crews on the McKenzie River Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest have completed a five-year project to improve the O’Leary Loop into a world class mountain biking trail. Already a “hidden gem” for both hiking and...

 

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