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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.
local | Fish & Wildlife | NewsAug. 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.
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.
A Sisters-area development group Wednesday announced it would sell 63 acres of "pioneer" water rights to a central Oregon water conservation group.
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.
Stream Management; The New River; Steelhead Fishing on the Deschutes
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 is taping this show Thursday, January 26 at the Monument Senior Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the show begins at 6:30 pm and admission is free. If you're in the area, please join our live audience. As part of the "Our Town" series, we're traveling to Monument. This southeastern Oregon town on the John Day River has a population of 128, according the 2010 Census. 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.Unlike many other towns of its size, Monument has its own school. Residents describe the school as the heart of their community. Because of its size, there are some noticeable differences between the Monument school and schools in more populated areas. For example, the superintendent is also the track coach and the substitute bus driver. The agriculture teacher says he depends on high school students to help him teach the younger grades, especially in the springtime when there's so much to do in the greenhouse and outdoors. 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.
The weather is becoming rainier, the leaves have begun to turn, and the nights are getting colder. So what options do you have for your weekend? If the fall colors draw you outside, the Deschutes River is fertile recreation territory right now. You could go steelhead fishing, mountain biking, or horseback riding. For hunters, Saturday marks the start of duck and goose season in Western Oregon. Turkey season also opens in much of the state the same day, in case you're hoping to bag your own Thanksgiving bird. Plus, if you're interested in, but wary of, mushrooms, Oregon Parks and Recreation is offering a free guided wild mushroom hike. If the weather keeps you indoors, there are plenty of cultural events around Portland. There are a few theater openings this weekend. Plus Floyd Skloot and Jeffery Eugenides are reading in town on Sunday. And Curious Comedy hosts their "Instant Comedy" stand-up/improv mash-up events on Friday and Saturday.