Category Archives: Conservation
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement applauding the recent designation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument located in Penobscot County in northern Maine. Read more in the press release below.
Microscopic parasitic jellyfish have been identified as the cause of the recent kill of tens of thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River, and trout could be next. The whitefish showed evidence of “proliferative kidney disease—the work of a highly … more
Tippets: Colorado Compromise, Severe Storms and Striped Bass, Dams Diminish Insect Populations, Animas River Brook Trout Removed
In Colorado, a plan to divert more water from the Fraser river through the Moffat Tunnel and to the Denver metro Front Range is controversial. While a 2014 compromise between Grand County and Denver Water is being hailed as proof that … more
Citing the sudden appearance of Proliferative Kidney Disease, a serious illness that impacts both whitefish and trout, this morning Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Yellowstone from the Park’s northern boundary to Laurel, Montana, which is near Billings. The closure affects all water-based … more
Tippets: Deschutes Brewery and Water Conservation, Whitefish Found Dead in Yellowstone River, BTT Fin Clip Research, Connecticut River Dams Removed
The Deschutes Brewery has partnered with the Deschutes River Conservancy to save 1 billion gallons of the river’s water each year. “The brewery leases water rights that are not being used, directing the water back into the river.” Read more … more
Once an angler’s paradise, Florida’s fisheries and environment are in environmental turmoil due to over a half century of urban and agricultural development, and water mismanagement. This short film from Costa tells the story, and provides information on what can …
Work to re-route trails near the Bear Creek population of greenback cutthroat trout will protect the creek from erosion and the unique population from sediment from the hiking and biking trails. Via The Colorado Springs Gazette. Alligator gar are being … more
USFWS Director Dan Ashe has announced a proposal that would provide increased public access for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges. Public comments on the changes are invited before Aug. 15, 2016. Read more in the press release below.
In this short film staff members from The Freshwater Trust share how fly fishing connects them to the waters they work to protect.
Captains for Clean Water is a non-profit working to call attention to the environmental disaster unfolding in Florida. Their website offers more information and resources.