Success Story 2019

Steamboat Creek

Photo: Terry Richard
Steamboat Creek
Pacific Rivers Council Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
99,653 acres protected

The Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Protection Act protects 99,653 acres along Steamboat Creek in Oregon’s North Umpqua River watershed as a sanctuary for some of the best wild steelhead spawning areas in the Pacific Northwest. The area provides more than 50 miles of high-quality river and stream habitat for summer and winter steelhead, chinook and coho salmon, rainbow trout, and other native species. Congress passed this bill in February 2019 as part of the Natural Resources Management Act.