Saturday, December 17, 2011

Volunteers gather fish data on the Chetco River

According to an article in the Curry Coastal Pilot, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the aid of volunteers are doing salmon carcass county on the Chetco River to help determine future management.

ODFW officials and volunteers cruise the Chetco River on Thursday morning. The Pilot/Steve Kadel.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Protecting the Chetco gains support at Wild Rivers Night

A short presentation in Portland at Wild Rivers Night resulted in almost a hundred river lovers expressing their support for protecting the Chetco River from gold mining.

An added bonus was this short preview of film Andy Maser took while kayaking the Chetco this June with friends Zach Collier, Billy Miller and J. R. Weir. Read more about their trip.

For the beautiful Chetco River - Thank You

Update: The BLM informed us that over 11,600 comments were received in support of the proposed temporary mineral withdrawal for 17 miles of the Chetco River.  Six commenters opposed the withdrawal.

Thanks to all who took the time to submit comments in support of the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service's proposed "withdrawal in aid of legislation" for the Wild and Scenic Chetco River. It's estimated BLM received 9,000 or more comments in support of greater protection for this beautiful world class salmon and steelhead river.

Drift boats on recreational section of the Chetco River from Floating the Chetco.