As part of the South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project, the McKenzie Watershed Council and U.S. Forest Service are temporally diverting the lower mile of the South Fork McKenzie River into a floodplain side channel. The diversion began yesterday, Wednesday 6/27, evening. Contractors will slowly draw flow down in the South Fork over the course of the next 24-36 hours to allow for fish escapement. Fish salvage operations will occur during that time. Project activities, including the diversion, will continue until August 15, 2018.
The USACE has reduced flow in the South Fork to 300 cfs during Project implementation. Contractors used a helicopter to fly large wood into the diversion channel and surrounding floodplain on June 25/26. Project managers designed large wood placement to slow flows, which, along with natural vegetation in the channel, will allow suspended sediment to settle out in the floodplain. The diversion channel enters the McKenzie River in a side channel just downstream of the South Fork/McKenzie River confluence.
Project managers expect that the diversion may cause short-term turbidity pluses to the McKenzie River immediately downstream of the South Fork McKenzie River confluence.
WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017, DOORS 6:30, SCREENING 7:00
WHERE: Falling Sky Brewing’s Pizzeria, 1395 University St
HOW MUCH: $10 tickets at www.eventbrite.com
WHAT ELSE : come early, grab a drink, meet the filmmakers and try your luck in the raffle (more…)
When: Oct 9 at 6:30PM
Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene
Dean Finnerty presenting
Topic: Fall Chinook and an update on TU regional activities
Business meeting to follow, members welcome to attend.
Redsides chapter of TU
Roaring rapids Pizza
Sept 11th 6:30
Join us to discuss the future of our chapter:
What are our conservation priorities?
What kind of presentations do you want to see?
Would you like to have fishing field trips
or other social events.
Come join the conversation.
We will have a door prize.
We haven’t forgotten about you!
Neither high flows, a computer crash nor sickness could indefinitely keeping us from getting out on the Smith River to conduct steelhead redd surveys!
In all seriousness, we are excited to get out on the river! We have a training planned to keep you safe and maximize your eyes out on the water! The training will be held on the river for some real time experience with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Please plan to join us for one of the following training dates on the Smith:
· March 12th, 10:30am-12:30pm: Returning redd survey volunteers
· March 26th, 10:30am-1pm: Redd survey volunteers
Please register for a training by contacting me (LBeranek@tu.org; 907-205-0974). Carpooling may be an option. Once you are registered, I will provide detailed location information as well as how to best prepare for the training and answer any questions you may have.
Lisa Beranek / Pacific Northwest Volunteer Coordinator
LBeranek@tu.org / 907-205-0974
Monday, March 6th, 6:30 PM – Roaring Rapids Pizza
4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene
Join us for an evening with Dean Finnerty as he shares a presentation about the Smith River. Dean will talk about conservation and restoration work to include:
- Redd Counts
- Tree Planting
- DIDSON/ARIS deployment etc.
And will also share a fishing report along with tips for fishing winter steelhead on the Smith.
The member meeting is open to the public. Invite your friends!
The meeting will be followed by a short board meeting. TU Members are welcome to attend.
Join trained volunteers as we go out to look for steelhead redds in the West Fork of the Smith River. Starting in February, volunteers will walk river sections on a regular basis to collect information that would otherwise be unknown.
Redds are extremely sensitive nesting areas and surveys allow for a better
understanding of steelhead populations for future management without
causing harm to the fish. All of the training will be provided. To learn
more please contact, Lisa at LBeranek@tu.org.
Trout Unlimited works to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries
and their watersheds. Learn more at www.TU.org!
Click here to view PDF flyer.
The Redsides chapter Trout Unlimited #678 Presents
Christmas Island Fishing
by Barrett Christensen
Local Guide, World Traveling Fly fisherman,Fly Tyer extraordinaire.
When: Feb 6, 2017 6:30 Presentation followed by a brief board meeting.
Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza
4006 Franklin blvd
While The Redsides chapter of Trout Unlimited is on a summer hiatus from regular member meetings (to reconvene in October), we will be holding monthly board meetings and members are welcome to attend.
Here’s information on our next scheduled board meeting:
When: Monday, June 6 at 7:30pm
Where: Falling Sky Brewing Pour House and Delicatessen on Blair Blvd in Eugene
What: Discussion of volunteer opportunities, potential chapter outings and various administrative items
Join us for a fun and relaxing fly tying night with The Redsides! It’s the perfect time to add some more patterns to your arsenal. Bring your vice and materials or just come hang out and see what folks are cooking up. We’re moving April’s meeting to the second Monday of the month due to the Trout Unlimited Western Regional being in Eugene Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, along with the NCAA Basketball Championship on Monday, April 4. We’ll move back to our regular first-Monday-of-the-month meeting time for the May 2nd meeting. Also, in the interest of space and better lightning, we’ll hold Fly Tying Night at Roaring Rapids Pizza in Glenwood.
See you there!
What: The Redsides April Membership Meeting
When: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7pm
Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, Oregon 97403