Steelhead Sanctuary In The Works For North Umpqua

Jul 15, 2016

The fishing is world-class along the North Umpqua River. 

Credit Ken Morrish/Wild Salmon Center

And it might be even better, if Congress acts to create the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary.  Moore was the longtime operator of the Steamboat Inn along the river, and a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. 

A bill to create the sanctuary in his name is working its way ever so slowly through Congress. 

John Kober of Pacific Rivers and Jeff Dose, a fish biologist, talk about the attributes of the proposed sanctuary.