Frank Moore is an Oregon icon, World War II veteran, avid fly fisherman and tireless advocate for preserving the wilderness and beauty of the North Umpqua River.
On Memorial Day, Ron had the honor of visiting with Frank who fought both at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Frank was awarded the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor for his bravery.
During the visit on the banks of the North Umpqua, Ron presented Frank with a copy of the bill that would designate more than 100,000 acres of public lands in Oregon as the “Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary.”
Frank isn't just a world-class fly fisherman. When he was the proprietor of the Steamboat Inn along the North Umpqua River for almost 20 years, Frank shared Oregon’s beauty with visitors. And he has long played an immense role in conservation and habitat preservation of the river. It would be a fitting tribute to have the area he loves and works to preserve named after such an extraordinary Oregonian. Ron, along with Sen. Jeff Merkley, introduced the bill this May and are pulling out all the stops to ensure its passage this Congress.