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Fishery managers seek input on potential Thermal Angling Sanctuaries at several mid-Columbia tributary mouths

Tuesday March 10, 2020

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – State fish managers from Oregon have scheduled a public meeting on March 25, 2020 to discuss the potential establishment of Thermal Angling Sanctuaries in select Oregon tributaries upstream of Bonneville Dam.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has scheduled a public meeting at the following location:

  • Hood River: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Columbia Room at the Best Western Plus, Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River.

Among the topics of discussion are possible rule changes meant to improve conservation efforts and increase protections for summer steelhead in areas where they may congregate.

Specific topics currently under consideration include:

  • Discussing areas and boundaries for Thermal Angling Sanctuaries in and adjacent to Eagle Creek, Herman Creek, and the Deschutes River, that when conditions are met, would be closed to angling.
  • Establishing annual time periods during the summer/fall when Thermal Angling Sanctuaries may be closed to protect natural-origin summer steelhead.
  • Discussing additional fisheries management actions, e.g., rolling retention closures, which may be necessary to ensure consistency with the Endangered Species Act.

Comments can also be emailed to or



Tucker Jones (971) 673-6063
John North (971) 673-6029

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