The Public Scoping meetings have been announced for the Draft EIS on the Columbia and Snake River Dams

The Public Scoping meetings have been announced for the Draft EIS on the Columbia and Snake River Dams. This includes the following dams, Libby, Albeni Falls, Dworshak, Chief Joseph, Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, Ice Harbor, McNary, John Day, The Dalles, Bonneville, Hungry Horse and Grand Coulee Dams. The Army Corp, BOR and BPA will hold 15 public scoping meetings during the fall and winter of 2016 to invite the public to comment on the EIS. The 15 public meetings will be held on: 

October 24, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m
Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave.
Wenatchee, Washington

October 25, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Town of Coulee Dam, City Hall, 
300 6 Lincoln Ave.,
Coulee Dam, Washington.

October 26, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Priest River Community Center
5399 Highway 2,
Priest River, Idaho

October 27, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa, 
7169 Plaza St.,
Bonners Ferry, Idaho

November 1, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel Kalispell, 
20 North Main St.
Kalispell, Montana.

November 2, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
City of Libby City Hall, 
952 E. Spruce St.
Libby, Montana

November 3, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
3720 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, Montana.

November 14, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Historic Davenport Hotel, 
10 South Post Street
Spokane, Washington.

November 16, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Seaport Room
621 21st St.
Lewiston, Idaho.

November 17, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Courtyard Walla Walla, The Blues Room
550 West Rose St.
Walla Walla, Washington

November 29, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho.

December 1, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Town Hall, Great Room, 1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, Washington.

December 6, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, River Gallery Room
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon.

December 7, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon. 

December 8, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Loft at the Red Building
20 Basin St.
Astoria, Oregon.

For more information go to the US Army Corps of Engineers page:

http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/960321/federal-agencies-begin-scoping-process-for-columbia-river-system-operations-eis/

Hot Water in the Snake River

Overall in the four lower Snake River reservoirs, 68 degrees has been reached or exceeded 16 times this past week and 93 times so far this summer. The longer temperatures remain above 68 degrees the more severe the effects salmon and steelhead begin to suffer, including: increased metabolism/increased energy usage, increased susceptibility to disease, reduced fecundity or reproductive potential, and/or death. With weekly updates, The Hot Water Report 2016 will track water temperatures, salmon survival and climate related impacts in the Columbia-Snake River Basin this summer. Read the full report here: http://www.wildsalmon.org/projects/climate-change/columbia-and-snake-rivers-hot-water-report-2017.html

 

Snake River Hot Water Temperatures Salmon, Steelhead

Fishing guides on the Umpqua River recently caught several adult wild winter steelhead with their adipose fins apparently intentionally cut off.

 Fishing guides on the Umpqua River recently caught several adult wild winter steelhead with their adipose fins apparently intentionally cut off.   Fishing forums and Facebook angling groups have spread the photo around, and anglers are understandably upset. ODFW biologists believe the theory behind this is that the fish will spawn, return to the ocean and come back with a healed adipose clip to be legally caught.   Biologists say this is highly unlikely. It's more likely that infection will set in, and these fish will die.   If you see anyone doing this, please call the OSP Tip Line at 1-800-452-7888.  Photo courtesy of Mike Springer   ‪#‎Oregon‬   ‪#‎Fishing‬   ‪#‎WildSteelhead‬   ‪#‎UmpquaRiver‬

Fishing guides on the Umpqua River recently caught several adult wild winter steelhead with their adipose fins apparently intentionally cut off. 

Fishing forums and Facebook angling groups have spread the photo around, and anglers are understandably upset. ODFW biologists believe the theory behind this is that the fish will spawn, return to the ocean and come back with a healed adipose clip to be legally caught. 

Biologists say this is highly unlikely. It's more likely that infection will set in, and these fish will die. 

If you see anyone doing this, please call the OSP Tip Line at 1-800-452-7888.

Photo courtesy of Mike Springer

‪#‎Oregon‬ ‪#‎Fishing‬ ‪#‎WildSteelhead‬ ‪#‎UmpquaRiver‬

Stock reorder and SALE!

Aloha to everyone out there in the world reading this blog post! The last of our Speytan T-Shirts and Hoodies are on sale to get our stock cleared out. Stock is limited, but they are cheap and need to go! Also, we are putting in a new order with Timmy at Front Line Design to get our depleted stock back up to speed. I'll post on our blog as soon as we get our order filled! We are also working on a new line of Shirts and Hats: Punk Rock as FUCK Destroy Dams gear. Stay posted and keep those flies swinging and those fish wet! Cheers!