Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time Is Short

Sorry about the bad link in the last blog post.  The correct link is

Belog is a repost from Rogue Riverkeeper.  Thank you for all your good work.

IMPORTANT: 3 more weeks to submit your comments!

On May 22nd, a public comment period began for important Clean Water Act permit applications for the Jordan Cove LNG project. These permits are required for Pembina, a Canadian energy company, to construct and build the 229-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline and associated Jordan Cove LNG terminal. Rogue Riverkeeper and the coalition to stop this project are working hard to submit technical comments and assist YOU in writing your own. The time to speak up is now!
The state of Oregon has the opportunity to stop this project in its tracks by denying these permits. Submit your personal comments and concerns regarding impacts to waterways like the Rogue and Klamath Rivers. 
Help stop the pipeline by submitting your own personalized comments! Comments are due Friday July 20th, 2018. 

Or Attend our Upcoming Comment Writing Workshop! 
Join us to write your personal comments and concerns regarding important Clean Water Act permits for the Jordan Cove LNG project.
Medford: Clean Water Act Permit Comment Writing Workshop
Monday July 9th, 6 - 8PM
Medford Library, Large Meeting Room
205 S. Central Ave
Medford, OR 97501

Rogue Riverkeeper staff will be on hand to assist with detailed specifics, talking points, letter templates and more. There will be a short presentation about the permits, what they mean, what they do, and how denials of these permits will stop this project in its tracks. Feel free to bring your laptop or we will have letter templates that you can fill out and we will mail in for you.
Your voice is needed if you......
  • Raft or fish on the Rogue;
  • Are a landowner with a well or wetland on your property;
  • Like to go clamming or crabbing in Coos Bay;
  • Live in Medford and get your drinking water from Big Butte Springs;
  • Fish on the South Umpqua;
  • Own or guide for a rafting company on the Rogue;
  • Enjoy spending time at Lake of the Woods;
  • Are concerned with blasting, diverting, and construction impacts to small streams;
  • Don't want to see fresh water from the Klamath River used to test a massive pipe; or
  • You simply value healthy, clean, scenic, quiet, beautiful rivers, streams, and wetlands. 
We have the opportunity to stop this project by raising our voices for the health and well being of our clean water resources! Please lend your voice by submitting comments or attending an upcoming comment writing workshop. 
Thank you.
For the Rogue!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time is running out

Today in Astoria, Oregon a comment writing workshop is being hosted by  This coalition of conservation minded organizations knows that if this pipeline and terminal are built, then more are soon to follow.  Most of us do not want to live in what Oregon would look like with a network of pipelines and terminals.

On Monday, July 9th, Medford and Coos Bay will have their own comment writing

Thursday, July 12th, Grants Pass and Portland will have their own comment writing workshop.

This is a state-wide coalition effort.  Go to to see what this is all about.  

The Comment period for DEQ is slipping away.  Urge DEQ to deny this pipeline and terminal.  Come to the workshop on July 9that 6:00 in the Medford Library or July 12th at 5:30 in the Library in Grants Pass.

Join the crowd

Friday, June 22, 2018

This is a website everyone in Southern Oregon needs to see.  Watch the short video for a quick oversight and explanation of what this is all about.  Explore this website for ways to take action.

click here

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Rogue Riverkeeper has taken on the LNG pipeline with the goal to stop the pipeline once and for all. One of the ways we can help is to write letters and make phone calls.  Come to this workshop to get ideas on how to write an effective letter.  Below is their message.

Robyn Janssen invited you to NO LNG Exports's event
Medford: Clean Water Act Comment Writing Workshop
Monday, July 9 at 6 PM
Medford Library in Medford, Oregon
Not Interested
Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" on Monday July 9th in Medford, OR to write comments to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! When: Monday Ju...
Lesley Adams and Will Johnson are also on the guest list.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Yard Sale - Saturday - June 16th

Yard Sale!!

Saturday - June 16th

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jim Harleman's widow is holding a yard sale tomorrow at their home.  I assume there will be rods, tying supplies and other fishing equipment for sale, as Bob Claypool has been helping.  Probably other items as well.  Check with Bob if you need to know.

Address is 3436 Blueblossom, Medford, near Anna Maria Creekside.

I am sure she would like to reminisce with Jim's many friends from the Rogue Fly Fishers!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cast for a Free Dinner

Cast for a Free Dinner

Your Fly Fishing Club Casting Chair (John McDiarmid) is sponsoring a friendly target casting competition at the next general meeting (June 20) at 5:00 PM.

The event will be held on the Medford side of the club house.  All members and guests are welcome to enter and to learn about target casting, as well as having a little fun.

Three targets will be set up within 30' with one additional at 40'.  There is no need for "hero" distance casting.

Yarn flies and five wt. rods will be available, or you can bring any rod you fish with.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the June 20th meeting

RSVP's need to be in by Friday, June 16th.

Please email your RSVP to  (give your name and how many are coming for dinner)
For those who cannot do email, call (661)741-5835 in the afternoon only.

                              Pay when you arrive with cash or checks only.

Special dietary request:  email Theresa at or call (541)702-2153 by Tuesday preceding the meeting.

Centennial Golf Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.
Medford, 97501

Wet fly social hours: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45

Time to take action

Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline

On TuesdayMay 22, 2018 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. 

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 the comment period ends. 
Click on this, Read the Notice Here.  This is 16 pages of vital information and numerous maps and charts.
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!

When you click on this it takes you to a very good letter that is easy to send and someone has done all the work for you.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Help Needed
As all of your aware, the primary mission of the Rogue Flyfishers Club is to improve conservation of our fish and the habitat they live in so we can enjoy the continuing benefits of a healthy fish habitat.

Ryan Battleson, Assistant Biologist at ODFW has been working very closely with the rogue Flyfishers to assure that the Holy Water is improved as a great fishery for our use.  In addition to staffing our Holy Water committee that is co-chaired by Jack Patterson and Will Johnson, Ryan has been very actively involved with club members in trapping fish in various tributaries around the Rogue Valley that support the steelhead we like to catch in the Rogue River.

One of these projects, located in Galls Creek just outside of Gold Hill, has been undertaken by Ryan and a few club members.  They need our help in tending a fish trap at Galls Creek so Ryan can use the data gleaned to improve the steelhead fish habitat in the area.  Currently Kirk Kowalke, John MacDiarmid and myself are helping to trap fish for this project, but Ryan is in critical need of additional club members to volunteer on Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays of each week so he can have two-person teams each day of the week.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, which takes no more than 1-2 hours per assigned day, please contact Ryan at the email or office phone noted below so he can put the rest of the team together.  This project is very important to our club.

Thank you.  Harry Foster

Ryan Battleson    541-826-8774 ext 226      email:


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