Clear Waters: Restoring Fish, Culture and Land in Central Oregon

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The Oxbow conservation area in Central Oregon, owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, has been receiving much more visitors lately. In May 2015, a group of international experts visited the site. But our visit wasn’t that special. The new visitors were fish. Spring Chinook, summer steelhead salmon, bull trout and Pacific lampreys arrived in the John Day River, some having traveled nearly 500 miles from the ocean’s edge. The long-awaited appearance of these fish represents a…

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