We appreciate you interest in our organization. We have included some FAQs here based on some of the questions we get most often. With any other questions, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk further with you.

How do I sign up for the challenge?

We are currently in the process of finalizing details and partnerships for the challenge. We plan to formally introduce the challenge in early 2024, in time for the 2024 trout season in Oregon. Once we release the full details, we will have a place to sign up on our website. Please make sure to follow us on social media to get any updates on the challenge as they are released.

How much does it cost to participate?

The participation fee for the challenge is $35 and covers one completion level and once full details are released, participants will be able to sign up through our website. The $35 participation fee goes towards our conservation initiatives, covers the cost of completion awards and ensures that we can continue to operate the challenge in the future.

What information do I have to submit to complete the challenge?

Please see our guidelines for information necessary.

Why do I have to share location and date of the fish I caught?

We want to ensure that all regulations are followed during your participation in the challenge. In addition, the data you collect can help create high quality publicly available data for the future of native trout conservation

Are you going to make the location of the fish I caught publicly available?

No. Although we are still determining the best way to create helpful data, while protecting local ecology and areas, we will not release specific location from any catch. We currently believe the data will be released as fish caught in a section of larger rivers - lower, middle, upper section - and listed by section of a county for smaller rivers.

How does this involve ODFW?

We have worked closely with ODFW throughout the creation of this challenge and continue to value their input as a key stakeholder and regulatory organization within the state of Oregon. All ODFW angling regulations must be followed during this challenge and all participants will be asked to verify that they have follow regulations in participation fo this challenge.

Are you a 501(c)3 nonprofit?

We are incorporated as a nonprofit within the state of Oregon and are fiscally sponsored by the Oregon Wildlife Foundation, who is a 501(c)3 organization. What this means is that while we work on applying for our own 501(c)3 status next year, Oregon Wildlife Foundation can accept tax deductible donations on behalf of our nonprofit.

I own a brand or company and think we would be a great partner, are you currently accepting retail partners?

Yes, we are currently accepting retail partners for a few of our initiatives. Please reach out to outreach@basalttobreakers.org for additional information.

Contact us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. You can use the form on our website or email us directly. We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you.





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