Category Archives: Conservation

Obama Bans Drilling in Bristol Bay

President Obama has exercised his executive authority and has indefinitely barred oil and gas development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. “It is a beautiful natural wonder, and it’s something that’s too precious to us to just be putting out to the … more

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Salmon Caves

The Great Bear Rainforest is world renowned for its grizzlies and towering cedars, but it is also becoming well-known for its system of caves that allows salmon to swim through the mountains. View a video of researcher Ian McAllister and … more

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Possible Loss of Access to Potomac at Fletcher’s Cove

Public fishing access to the Potomac River is at risk, due to a walkway to Fletcher’s Cove boat dock being closed by the National Park Service due to safety concerns. Anglers are being urged to take action and sign a … more

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The Salmon Plan

In 1966, Pacific Ocean salmon were introduced to the Great Lakes to control invasive alewives. The story of the man behind the plan, Howard Tanner, is told in a recent piece in The Journal Sentinel Online. From the first plantings of … more

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Strong Support for Browns Canyon Monument

At a recent public hearing, anglers gathered to show their support for protecting Browns Canyon in Colorado with National Monument status. Read more in the press release below.

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Public Lands Measures Attached to Defense Bill Ensure Habitat Protection

Bipartisan efforts in a House vote resulted in the approval of vital public lands measures for protection of fish and game habitat, and designation of new wilderness areas. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “River Snorkel: Under The Ice”

Go beneath the icy crust of winter to get an underwater look at Coho salmon in their last days, after their magnificent run and spawn. Via River Snorkel.

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Clashes in the Grand Canyon

The proposed Grand Canyon Escalade development is not the only threat facing the Grand Canyon. A continuous stream of commercial and retail construction projects are put forth, says David Uberuaga, park superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park. Of the … more

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Video Hatch: “Wild Steelheaders United”

Recently established by Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelheaders United aims to educate and mobilize the wild steelhead advocates to further conservation work. Learn more in this short film from TU and North Fork Studios.

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OWAA Submits Filming Comments to U.S. Forest Service

The Outdoor Writers Association of America has submitted comments and suggestions to the U.S. Forest Service regarding the proposed directive for regulating commercial filming in wilderness areas. Read more in the press release below.

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