Photo: Wasim Muklashy.

Salmon in the Deschutes with Don Ratliff

Mar 02, 2016 by Deschutes Land Trust
Retired fisheries biologist Don Ratliff presented our January Nature Night on Salmon in the Deschutes. Enjoy slides from his presentation and find his suggested resources to learn more about salmon, steelhead and the Deschutes River.

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Thanks to those of you who came out to our January 27th Nature Night on Salmon in the Deschutes! It was a great presentation full of fascinating information from retired biologist Don Ratliff.

 Enjoy the slides from Don's presentation below. Then, scroll down for Don's list of resources on the Deschutes River and its fish.

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Additional resources:
Don's list of Deschutes River fish and habitat-related resources.
About Don Ratliff:
Don was born in Bend, where his Grandfather, George Conklin was an Engineer for Shevlin-Hixon Timber Company that built Bend’s first saw mill.  He grew up in the Willamette Valley, and attended Oregon State University, graduating in Fisheries Science in 1970. From April 1971 until his retirement in July 2014, he worked as a Fisheries Biologist for Portland General Electric at the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project on the Deschutes River west of Madras. In more recent years, he worked on the planning and implementation of the salmon reintroduction program into the middle Deschutes, and fish passage at the hydro dams. Don has been a life-long angler and fish advocate. He and his wife Marti continue to live near Madras.