Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Removing Small Dams, Fish Virus Spreading in Pacific Northwest, Recovering the Yellowcheek Darter

Large dam removal projects bring focused political resistance, but “conservationists are finding many landowners of small dams are happy to have them removed.” Read more about starting small from Kathleen Masterson via Vermont Public Radio. A highly contagious virus known … more

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Blackburn Design Releases ‘River’ in ‘Water Cycle’ Film Project

Blackburn Design has announced their new film project, Water Cycle. “The goal of this project is to recognize how important water is in our lives,” says Robin Sansom, Blackburn Design’s Director, and “Active stewardship is necessary to preserve water and … more

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Tippets: San Clemente Dam Removal, Salmon Management Questioned, Ethics of Tarpon Tournaments

In 2015, removal of the San Clemente dam became the largest dam removal project in California history. “Removing the dam served a dual purpose: to dislodge a seismic hazard and restore the landscape, allowing endangered steelhead, lamprey and endangered red-legged frogs to … more

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Video Hatch: “Little Shasta, Big Heart”

This short film highlights the long-term project of The Nature Conservancy and California Trout to bring salmon back to a section of stream where they have long since disappeared due to irrigation diversions and water obstructions. Via EcoLogic Films.

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Send The Water South: Save Our Streams Lends a Hand In Restoring Florida’s Everglades

The Everglades is the sixth stop and first eastern effort in the Simms 2017 Save Our Streams campaign. During the month of September, Simms will offer a limited edition T-Shirt designed by Jorge Matinez, a Florida native who grew up … more

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Tippets: Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm, Climate Change in Montana, Snake River Dam Removal

After net damage at a U.S. fish farm in the San Juan Islands, thousands of Atlantic salmon have escaped into Pacific waters. Via CBC News. This week, the Washington Fish & Wildlife Service has lifted limits on the farmed salmon … more

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Tippets: Klamath Chinook Salmon, Northern Pike in the Columbia, Using Newspaper Records for Fisheries Research

The Karuk Tribe plans to file a petition to list Klamath River spring-run Chinook salmon as an endangered species. “The notices were sent a day after a UC Davis study published in Science Advances found spring-run Chinook salmon were genetically … more

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AFFTA Partners with Bullsugar

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced their partnership with advocacy group Bullsugar, “to support efforts to restore critical estuaries in South Florida.” Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Lahontan Cutthroat Migration, Smallmouth in the Yellowstone, Sea Lions & Steelhead

This year’s high snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas provided water flows that have enabled the Pilot Peak strain of Lahontan cutthroat trout “to migrate further into Nevada’s Truckee River waters than the fish has been able to do on its … more

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Tippets: Proposed Mine Near Boundary Waters, Seattle’s Seawall, Mining Yellowstone

A proposed copper mine by Twin Metals Minnesota would operate near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Debate is heating up and “The Forest Service is accepting public comments until August 17 on a whether a 20-year mining ban should … more

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