In Oregon, TU has promoted the vital link between Oregon's roadless lands and its native fish and wildlife. The bulk of Oregon's remaining healthy salmon, steelhead&trout depend on headwaters and tributaries found within federal roadless lands, which also support its longstanding fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation tradition.
Trout Unlimited is encouraging anglers, hunters and others vested in preserving Oregon's outdoor recreation heritage to make their voices heard in protecting these and other remaining roadless lands. TU is building a base of support and providing information through the distribution of publications such as the "Where the Wildlands Are: Oregon" report, which shows clearly the correlation between Oregon’s remaining undeveloped federal roadless lands and its best remaining native coldwater fish populations and consequently the state’s best remaining opportunities for fishing, hunting, wildlife-watching and other outdoor recreation pursuits. The TU report highlights several critical areas that feature large reserves of roadless lands including Mt. Hood/Clackamas watershed, Steens Mountain, Hells Canyon/Eagle Cap Mountains, the Siskiyous and the John Day River Basin.
Contact Alan Moore for a hard copy.