Category Archives: Conservation

Dr. Jerry Ault Joins Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition Team

Front Range Anglers has announced that Dr. Jerry Ault will join the upcoming Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition, and help to lead scientific field research and data gathering. Read more in the press release below. 

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Salmon Avoid Drought, Get Ride to Delta

Due to drought conditions and low flows on the Sacramento River, juvenile salmon are being trucked from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery to the river delta. “What this means is we’ll likely have a much better salmon fishing season in … more

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TU opens Registration for Green River One Fly Competition

Registration for the annual Green River One Fly is now open for the competition set to be held September 18-19, 2014, with benefits going to help conservation projects in the state. Read more in the press release below.

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Restoring Lahontan Trout in Nevada

An unlikely coalition of partners in Nevada (including miners, ranchers, government agencies, conservation groups) are working to restore habitat for native Lahontan Trout, which presently occupy only eight to nine percent of their historic stream range and less than one … more

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Rio Tinto Pulls Stake from Pebble Mine

Rio Tinto has announced that it will pull its stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd., the company that owns the rights to the proposed Pebble Mine project. The announcement comes as welcome news in the continued fight for the protection … more

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Court Rules That Elwha Hatchery Releases Violate NEPA

In a huge win for wild fish, hatchery programs approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that plan to release over 7.5 million hatchery raised fish into the Elwha River, have been ruled a violation of the National Environmental … more

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Water Flows in Colorado River Delta for First Time in 50 Years

The gates at Morelos Dam on the Mexico-Arizona border were opened on Sunday March 23, allowing water to flow into the Colorado River Delta for the first time in over fifty years. “It took a long time for the institutions … more

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Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition

In August 2014, an expedition is being planned that will be more than just a fishing trip. Participants will be part of a group with a mission to “land, tag and release adult tarpon that migrate annually to the world-renowned … more

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Questionable “Water Rights Protection Act” Passes House Vote

The so-called “Water Rights Protection Act,” H.R. 3189, is bad news for the nation’s rivers, says the conservation group America Rivers. The bill “puts the interests of the oil and gas industry, corporate agriculture, and other private interests over the … more

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New EPA Rule Would Increase Protection of Headwaters and “Intermittent Flows”

In a news conference today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corp of engineers jointly proposed a rule change that should help clarify protections provided by the Clean Water Act to isolated wetlands and intermittent and ephemeral streams.  As … more

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