The 104,000-acre Steamboat Creek Watershed, located on U.S. Forest Service lands along Oregon’s famed North Umpqua River, which contains over 80 miles of prime spawning habitat for summer steelhead, representing about 30% of the known spawning habitat for summer steelhead in the coast planning domain. In addition to offering world class fishing, this rugged country provides outstanding backcountry hunting opportunities for black bear, elk and black-tailed deer. Sign-up below to show your support for the designation of the Frank Moore Steelhead Sanctuary (S. 1448).
To help maintain the area’s excellent water quality, healthy anadromous fish populations and primitive backcountry hunting opportunities, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is working with other local sportsmen organizations to advance legislation (S. 1448) introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley – the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary – named after the legendary conservationist and WWII Veteran, Frank Moore.
Specifically, this legislation will prevent stream sedimentation and elk habitat fragmentation by limiting the development of new roads and motorized use while still allowing habitat improvement projects to occur within the watershed, as well as access. The legislation also prioritizes the primitive forms of hunting, fishing and recreation that BHA seeks to maintain.
If you value the phenomenal steelhead fishing and backcountry big game hunting offered by places like Oregon’s Steamboat Creek Watershed, show your support for the designation of the Frank Moore Steelhead Sanctuary by signing-up below…