Category Archives: Conservation

Trout Unlimited Essay Contest on Wild Steelhead

Now through November 11, Trout  Unlimited is accepting submissions to their Wild Steelhead Essay Contest.  Essays must focus on wild steelhead and must be no more than 500 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and a spot in an upcoming … more

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Trout Unlimited on San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

The San Gabriel Mountains have been designated as a national monument. Trout Unlimited is praising the decision, “which should help protect and enhance the unique fishing and hunting opportunities in the San Gabriel Mountains.” Read more in the press release … more

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Offshore Habitat

The intersection of human development and wildlife habitat are usually at severe odds. However, new research reveals that 27 offshore oil rigs in California provide outstanding marine habitat. “There’s an opportunity to put out structures that maximize fisheries and conservation … more

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Video Hatch: “Skeena River Estuary: Heart of the Skeena”

The Skeena River Estuary provides critical salmon habitat, which is in danger from industrial development in the area. This short film highlights what’s at stake. Via SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.

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Video Hatch: “Red Flat Nickel Mine Campaign”

The Oregon Water Resources Department has recently denied the application to develop nickel mining in the area from the Red Flat Nickel Corp. This short film from the Native Fish Society highlights what is at stake for the Smith River.

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Washington State Proposes Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention

Washington state fisheries officials have proposed a plan that would make retention of hatchery-raised steelhead mandatory in all streams in the Southwest area of the state, beginning in July 2015. “The proposal is designed to keep hatchery steelhead off spawning … more

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Video Hatch: “Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast (Official Trailer)”

This film from Russell Schnitzer and Alan Moore shows the importance of wild fish to not only anglers, but to the environment, culture and economy. The full-length film will soon be released and available via Wild Fish Works.

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Smithsonian on Saving Skagit Salmon

The Skagit River watershed is home to five species of wild Pacific salmon: chinook, chum, pink, sockeye and coho, as well as steelhead. However, all are facing a threatened future due to climate change, invasive species and habitat degradation. “The … more

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Video Hatch: “Browns Canyon-Colorado”

This film from Trout Unlimited shows the importance of protecting Browns Canyon with National Monument status.

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The Fifth International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium

The fifth annual International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium will be held November 7-8, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The two day event will feature top scientists and research as well as technique instructors and clinics. Read more in the … more

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