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Tribes Work to Maximize Columbia River Basin Steelhead

April 3, 2013 1:41 p.m.

Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin have dwindled to a fraction of the historic numbers a century ago. Two Northwest Indian Tribes are trying something new to help the fish survive.

Economy | Environment

Landmark Water Sale Near Sisters Could Help Steelhead

April 30, 2009 12:34 a.m.

A Sisters-area development group Wednesday announced it would sell 63 acres of "pioneer" water rights to a central Oregon water conservation group.

Steelhead Release

Jan. 12, 2015 4:10 a.m.

Arts | Food

Make Delicious Salt-Baked Steelhead In 30 Minutes

May 6, 2016 7:09 p.m.

The Country Cat's Adam Sappington makes salt-baked steelhead, a quick and delicious recipe from the restaurant's new cookbook.

Stalking Puget Sound Steelhead With Science

Feb. 20, 2014 2:42 p.m.

You might call Barry Berejikian a steelhead stalker.  He's working on an experiment to explain why so few steelhead are completing their journey to the Pacific Ocean.

Fish & Wildlife | local | News

Salmon, Steelhead Spawning Again Near Soda Springs Dam

Aug. 5, 2013 6:46 p.m.

Salmon and steelhead are spawning again upstream of the Soda Springs Dam, 60 miles or so east of Roseburg.


Sisters-Area Restoration Hopes To Bring Back Steelhead

May 20, 2009 12:54 a.m.

On Tuesday, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and the Deschutes Land Trust will start to dig a new riverbed for Whychus Creek, north of Sisters.

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Cook Succulent Salt-Baked Steelhead In 30 Minutes

Feb. 4, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Watch a time-lapse video of The Country Cat's Adam Sappington making salt-baked steelhead, a quick and delicious recipe from the restaurant's new cookbook.

Steelhead Fishing on the Deschutes

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

Stream Management; The New River; Steelhead Fishing on the Deschutes

July 16, 2013 2:46 p.m.

Stream Management; The New River; Steelhead Fishing on the Deschutes

Oregon Field Guide

Steelhead Fishing on the Deschutes

Feb. 2, 1990 3:30 a.m.

Learn about steelhead fishing and efforts to protect the Deschutes River.

Think Out Loud

'Free' Community College Update | Effect Of Hatcheries On Fish | Naloxone In Pharmacies

March 1, 2016 12:30 a.m.

We'll hear about a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe a drug that helps reduce the effects of opioid overdoses. Then we'll get an update on Oregon's $50 a term community college program. Plus, a new study looks at the dramatic impact hatcheries have on the genes of steelhead trout.

Oregon Field Guide

Whychus Creek

March 18, 2010 8:30 p.m.

Whychus creek is being restored just in time for the return of salmon and steelhead.

Think Out Loud

How Do Fish Use Magnetism To Navigate?

June 9, 2014 7:15 p.m.

Scientists at Oregon State University are figuring out how migrating fish like salmon and steelhead use magnetism to navigate around the globe.

NW Life | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Crystal Springs Restoration

March 26, 2014 10:37 p.m.

In the early 2000s we visited Portland’s Reed College campus to look at what was then the beginning of an effort to bring salmon back to an urban stream. We returned this past summer to see how things have turned out. We find an urban creek that's now home to river otters, brook lamprey, steelhead and salmon.

Think Out Loud

Our Town Eastern Oregon

Dec. 27, 2012 8:06 p.m.

Today we're bringing you highlights from the Our Town shows in eastern Oregon: Monument, Baker City and Ontario. Monument As part of the Our Town series, we're traveled to Monument. According to the 2010 census, this southeastern Oregon town on the John Day River has a population of 128. That doesn't include people who live in outlying areas who are also part of the community. Ranching is the primary source of employment for people in Monument. This website devoted to the town describes it as a place where wildlife is plentiful:

Rocky mountain elk and mule deer are well know for coming down from the mountains and feeding in the local alfalfa fields and hay stacks. Steelhead spawn in the small creeks that feed into the John Day River, along with small mouth bass and trout. Occasionally, beavers, bald eagles, ospreys, badgers, rock chucks, geese, whooping cranes, antelopes, bobcats, cougars, coyotes and even a rattlesnake can be seen.
People make all kinds of accommodations to live in a town like Monument. The closest doctor's office is 60 miles away in John Day. There's a small convenience store in town, but people do most of their grocery shopping elsewhere. One resident told us she drives to Bend — three or four hours away, depending on what route she takes — to shop at Costco once a month. You can learn much more about Monument, see a slideshow of the people and places, and listen to the whole show here. Here are some photos shot during the Think Out Loud taping at the Monument Senior Center:

Think Out Loud

Sea Lion Deaths in the Northwest

June 11, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Twenty sea lions have been killed in Oregon and Washington in the past two months. The deaths come at a time when sea lions have been at the center of an ecological controversy among wildlife advocates. Fishermen and sea lions compete for fishing stocks, which leads some to think that the slain sea lions were killed by fishermen wanting to weed out the competition. Sea lions are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and shooting them could lead to a $20,000 fine and a year in prison. There is, however, an exception to that law. Sea lions have been preying on endangered salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River, and NOAA recently allowed for some of those chronic poachers to be killed. The Humane Society has attempted to block the kill order, saying that humans kill more fish than the sea lions do.

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