The Pass Creek film was produced by Dick Snider and Hal Riney, advertising executives and avid fishermen, in conjunction with the North Umpqua Steamboaters. The film and all rights were transferred by the filmmakers to Oregon State University (specifically the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife) in 1968. James D. (Jim) Hall, Professor of Fisheries, was the primary contact for promotion and distribution of the film on behalf of the department. The film was widely distributed and viewed in Oregon and throughout the United States through the 1970s and was influential in changing logging practices in the Northwest.
Hal Patrick Riney (1932-2008) was an advertising executive in San Franciso. Dick Snider (1929-1977) was a filmmaker who collaborated with Riney on other productions.
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