Fish, Political drama, and backroom deals

Back in February of this year, I wrote a article ( ) talking about legislation proposed by my elected officials to have ODFW fund the Skamania Summer Steelhead program on the North Santiam. No need to re-hash the issue again, but in case you missed it, reading it now may provide some background related to […]

You Break it, you Buy it.

On the surface, that’s basically what Oregon HB 2020 is about – if you screwed it up, you have to pay to fix it. In order to encourage Oregonians to reduce carbon emissions, the legislature is attempting to financially penalize businesses and individuals that chose not to reduce their carbon footprint over the next 30 […]

Glyphosate doesn’t kill people, people who use it do…

This week the EPA reaffirmed the use of Glyphosate, a widely used herbicide and main ingredient in Roundup weed killer, as safe and not proven to cause cancer or other health concerns when used as directed. This is great news for Bayer, owner of Monsanto – a company that has brought us such wonderful things […]

We’re from the Government and we’re here to Save the Day!

Late last year the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACOE) correctly decided to end it’s subsidy that funded a Skamania Summer Steelhead program on the North Santiam River. Since the early 1970’s, millions of these out of basin, invasive fish have been dumped into Upper Willamette Basin rivers under the pretense that doing so would […]