Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Climate Shield, Pebble Mine’s Dictionary of Deception, Global Warming and Salmon Runs, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Receives Award, Battle for Bluefin Tuna

The Climate Shield website hosted by the U.S. Forest Service provides geospatial data and related information on locations of cold-water refuge streams for native Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout across the U.S. In the fight to protect Bristol Bay, language often … more

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Tippets: Elwha’s Impact, Brook Trout Recovery, Hatchery Leeches PCBs, Win for Cutthroat on the Snake River, Plastics in the Oceans

The removal of the Elwha Dam has benefited more than just salmon. A new study out of Ohio State examines the impact of the demolition on the American dipper bird and forest health. Via Anglers Club Magazine. Brook trout recovery … more

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Fly Fisherman’s 2017 Conservationist of the Year

Fly Fisherman magazine has opened the call for nominations for their 2017 Conservationist of the Year award. The award honors an individual whose volunteer work has significantly impacted the protection or enhancement of important fisheries habitat in the previous year. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Chrome”

This film celebrates the passion for fly fishing and steelhead while educating anglers on the looming threats of climate change. Via Conservation Hawks.

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Video Hatch: “The Trout That Saved Mono Lake”

This short film tells the story of the restoration of Rush Creek, a famous brown trout fishery and major Mono Lake tributary. Via Guerrilla Film Guide.

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Tippets: Bristol Bay in Review, Trout in the Classroom, Fishy Roundup, Restricting New Mexico’s Public Access

While the fight to protect Bristol Bay has taken positive turns, it isn’t a win yet. Joel Reynolds runs down developments of the past year in a recent post on Switchbaord. Via NRDC. Students in Western North Carolina classrooms are … more

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Tippets: Gyotaku Fish Prints, Lessons from Bristol Bay, Christmas Tree Habitat, Power Plan Impacts Salmon

A traditional Japanese method of painting called gyotaku uses the bodies of fish to imprint on canvas. Artist Heather Fortner uses her work with the technique to “remind people that fish are a limited resource that’s being depleted rapidly from … more

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Tippets: Wild vs. Farmed, Smith River Mine Update, Hatchery Flooding, Westslope Cutthroat Reintroduction, Historic Atlantic Salmon Spawn

In a recent piece in Nautilus Magazine Matthew Berger looks at the differences between farmed and wild salmon. “Domesticated salmon are about as different from wild salmon as dogs are from wolves,” says Mart Gross, a professor at the University of … more

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BTT Announces Montauk Tackle Company as Bronze Level Partner

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has announced Montauk Tackle Company as Bronze Level Partner. “Montauk Tackle Company is excited to partner with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust on their continued efforts to conserve and protect habitat and fish species. BTT is on … more

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Tippets: Fishers of the Yakima Nation, Lake Titicaca’s Lake Trout Problem, Cold Water Refuges, New Fishing Rules for Washington Steelhead

Read the story of Mkayla Tahkeal, a member of the Yakima Nation, and the fight to fish the historic salmon and steelhead runs in the spring, summer, and fall. “It’s good when we catch fish,” Mkayla told me. “But it’s … more

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