Oregon Agency Considering Water Quality Protection for Smith
Take a minute to tell the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that you agree with them that the North Fork Smith in Oregon should be designated as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW).
Public comments are due by February 27, 2017 at 5PM.
North Fork Smith – Instream Flow Protection
Your help is needed to protect the instream flows of the North Fork of the Smith River and its tributaries in Oregon. The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) has proposed new protections for the instream uses of these waters—namely fish, wildlife, and recreation.
Heritage Trout Water Designation for Upper S. Fork
Join the Smith River Alliance in supporting the proposed Heritage Trout designation for the Upper South Fork of the Smith above Black Hawk Bar. The nominated reach provides anglers with the opportunity to catch one of California’s most prized trout – the Coastal Cutthroat Trout in a Wilderness setting filled with solitude, tremendous beauty, and extraordinary biodiversity.
Protect the North Fork Smith River from New Mining Claims
Mining companies want to develop nickel strip mines in the pristine headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Smith and Illinois Rivers in southwest Oregon’s Kalmiopsis region. Support a proposal to protect 100,000 acres by withdrawing it from new mining claims.
Protect the Water Quality of the North Fork Smith
Tell the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that the proposed mineral withdrawal will protect drinking water for local communities.
Stay up to date and help protect the Smith River watershed.