Category Archives: Conservation

Video Hatch: “High Country Gems”

Wild Cutthroat face threats from competing species, hybridization, habitat loss and climate change. But this short film from Pat Clayton and John Arnold show populations thriving and spawning in backcountry waters of the Greater Yellowstone region.

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National Parks Fly Fishing Book Celebrates 100th NPS Anniversary

The new book “25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish” by Terry and Wendy Gunn and Bennett Mintz is a DIY manual for fly fishing every park from Maine to Alaska.  It’s published by Stonefly Press in honor and tribute to … more

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Vermont Felt Sole Ban Repealed

Effective July 1, 2016, a five-year ban on the use of felt-soled waders in Vermont will be lifted. Anglers are reminded to continue to use preventative strategies for invasive species: “the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking anglers and … more

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Tippets: Action for the Tongass, History of American Shad, Britain’s Chalk Streams Under Threat, Restoring Guadalupe Bass

Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced language into a draft wildfire bill that would stop the Tongass Land Management Plan, putting vital salmon habitat at risk. Take action here and ask Senator Murkowski to drop this provision. Sarah Laskow writes about the … more

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Protect the Beaverhead River

The proposal to retrofit Clark Canyon Dam into a hydroelectric facility would present a serious threat to the headwaters of the Beaverhead River. The Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, a Montana-based non-profit, outlines the risks and presents information on the proposal, including concern … more

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Tippets: Deep Sea Bioluminescence, Fighting Atlantic Salmon Farms, Herring Return to Hudson River Tributary, Farmed Salmon Hearing Loss

Bioluminescence, the ability to produce light, is more common in fish species than once thought. A new study published in PLOS ONE examines the “Repeated and Widespread Evolution of Bioluminescence in Marine Fishes” Open-water Atlantic salmon farms pose an unacceptable … more

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Mora National Fish Hatchery’s 2016 Gila Trout Spawning Season Ends on High Note

The Mora National Fish Hatchery reports a successful year for the 2016 spawning of Gila trout, with an increase in stocking planned. “Fishery managers in New Mexico and Arizona have identified 20 streams suitable for Gila trout stocking this year. This … more

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Tippets: Reconnecting Rivers, Lake Michigan’s King Salmon, How Dams are Removed, Young Fish and Microbeads

Stemming from the famous sentence penned by Norman Maclean, Jeff Opperman writes about the importance of free-flowing rivers. “A better phrase may be: and fish still run through it. For if the fish are moving through that means your river remains … more

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Saving Mangrove Forests

Mangrove forests help to clean carbon from the atmosphere, yet are under extreme threat. “Their carbon sequestration potential is significant in helping to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide,” says Alfredo Quarto. “Mangrove forests store the most carbon per hectare of any … more

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Video Hatch: “Keep Our Blackfoot”

This short film tells the story of the river that runs through the Blackfoot valley just east of Missoula, Montana. Via PMD Productions.

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