Category Archives: Conservation

Video Hatch: “The Kingdom’s Last Stand”

This short film from Joe Cummings of Drive On Media is a dirge for disappearing wild salmon populations, and the pledge to fight for their survival.

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Tippets: Report on Fish Ladders, Weed Tax for Trout, Mouth of the Elwha, Dorado Catfish Migration

According to a new study, less than three percent of one key species make it upriver via fish ladders. “The researchers’ findings provide a cautionary tale for other nations now planning big dam projects. What’s clear is that providing fish … more

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Patagonia Makes Statement, Withdraws from OR Over Utah Governor’s Decision

Patagonia has announced its decision to withdraw from the Outdoor Retailer show, to be held in Salt Lake City, over Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s signed of a resolution that urges the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument designation. … more

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Tippets: Fish Killing Parasite Detected in Montana Rivers, Expanded Wilderness Areas, Grass Carp Invade Great Lakes

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has released a map showing the parasite that led to the deaths of thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River is also living in portions of the Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, East Gallatin, Boulder, Shields … more

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Tippets: Legislation on Lake Okeechobee, Christo Cancels Arkansas River Project, Predation on Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Environmental DNA Sampling

Florida Senate Bill 10 has been filed by State Senator Rob Bradley.  It proposes to reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges by purchasing 60,000 acres of land south of the lake to build a reservoir to hold excess water, which will reduce … more

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Umpqua Celebrates 45 Years in Business by Launching the Umpqua Tongass Initiative

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced an initiative in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska to raise $45,000 to help conserve and restore key salmon and trout habitat in “America’s Salmon Forest,” located in southeast Alaska’s Tongass … more

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Conservation Hawks Announces New Angling & Climate Film: “CONVERGENCE”

Conservation Hawks has announced the release of their newest film, CONVERGENCE, which tells the story of iconic anglers and their shared passions for wild trout and taking action against climate change. CONVERGENCE is now touring as part of the 2017 … more

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Tippets: Planned Rollback of Clean Water Rule, Wild Trout vs. Hatchery on the Au Sable River, Saving the Everglades

Part of the Trump Administration’s newly released plan for energy issues includes elimination of the Waters of the U.S. Rule. Commonly known as the Clean Water Rule, it “not only helped restore protections to streams and rivers of vital importance … more

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Video Hatch: “Stand Up for Public Lands”

“Europe has its cathedrals, and America has its national parks and wilderness areas.” And a movement to privatize and sell off public lands threatens access, heritage, and ownership of these treasured landscapes. Visit Protect Our Public Land to sign the petition. Via …

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Tippets: California Salmon and Storms, Comment on Columbia and Snake River Dams, Medication Pollution, Climate Change Moves Fish North

While the recent storms in California have been good for the snowpack and reservoirs of the drought-stricken state, native salmon are struggling to survive. “We have eggs that were just recently laid in Lagunitas Creek and other tributaries which have … more

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