The annual spring striper run on the East Coast has started, and the web site On the Water provides tracking resources, news, and information to monitor their progress up the coast.
The Oregon Chub, endemic to the Willamette River watershed, has provided an endangered species success story as well as example of the slow process of recovery. “In the Willamette River Basin, timber, agriculture, urban areas, and wildlife all coexist within a limited area,” writes Rebecca Deatsman. “Managing places like this will always be challenging, but the success story of the Oregon Chub provides reason for hope.” Via Ecotone Exchange.
Pioneer of rotational grazing and conservation management, Idahoan Bud Purdy passed away in 2012. However, his legacy continues in the land and waters he worked too protect. Silver Creek, one of the state’s premier trout streams being one. Read more about Purdy’s “Code of the West” via The Idaho Statesman.