Drake contributor John Larison, see “American Muddler” in the Spring 2013 issue, travels to the Oregon coast for a swing down memory lane in this short clip from Shane Anderson’s documentary River of Hope. Logging interests have slashed the once lush forest that lined the banks of this unnamed river. In the aftermath: spiked water temperatures, suffocated steelhead spawning habitat, herbicide applications, and a shimmer of hope.
Via North Fork Studios: “Author and Oregon fishing guide John Larison takes us to his special river sanctuary he has been enjoying since childhood. Unfortunately a greedy logging company had other plans along the banks of one of Oregon’s most diverse coastal rivers with no regard for anything or anyone except their investors!”
The first of a series in conjunction with the documentary film Wild Reverence: The plight of the wild steelhead
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.