Category Archives: Conservation

Video Hatch: “Convergence”

This important new film from Conservation Hawks explores the essence of fly fishing through different anglers and their collective passions: love for wild trout, healthy landscapes, clean and cold waters. Featuring Travis Swartz (AKA Hank Patterson), Perk Perkins, Hilary Hutcheson, …

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Tippets: Renewed Threat to Bristol Bay, Capt. Mike Connor Talks The Everglades, Asian Carp Move Toward Great Lakes, Elwha River Renewal

The upcoming Trump administration brings renewed threat to Bristol Bay and the approval of the Pebble Mine. “Ronald Thiessen, chief executive officer and president of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd, said he expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce in … more

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Orvis Goes Solar

The Orvis Company has announced that solar panels have been installed at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT, and “are anticipated to provide 20% of the corporate offices’ electrical requirements.” Read more in the press release below.

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2017 Conservationist of the Year: Rich Simms

Fly Fisherman magazine has announced their Conservationist of the Year for 2017: Rich Simms, cofounder of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. “After careful review by a nine-person selection committee,” says Ross Purnell, “Rich Simms’s years of dedication and his eventual success at … more

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Tippets: Trout and Irrigation in Montana, Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown, Evolving in Pollution

Each year in Montana thousands of trout find themselves stranded in shrinking pools and irrigation ditches, cut off from the main river. “Most of the water rights run through November 1, and right after that we start getting frantic calls,” … more

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Video Hatch: “The Lifecycle of Dams”

There are over 1,400 dams in California, which alter its streams and rivers. These dams are the biggest factor in the decline of native salmon and steelhead.  This video from California Trout highlights the work being done to restore ecosystems …

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Tippets: Broken Promise of Hatcheries, Boundary Waters Mines Rejected, Montana Quiet Waters Initiative

In a recent article Kurt Beardslee writes about the broken promise of fish hatcheries. “In a cruel irony, the government’s solution to wild fish loss has been a century-long ecological and genetic war on wild salmon and steelhead.” Via The … more

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AFFTA Fisheries Fund Supports New Projects

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Fisheries Fund has announced the support of two new grants: The South Florida National Parks Trust and the Snake River Waterkeeper. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: New Management for Tongass Waters and Fish, Dams in the West, Wildfires Threaten Angling, Protect Wild Fish

The U.S. Forest Service has announced a finalized amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Management, which includes measures for protecting more than 70 salmon and trout streams within Southeast Alaska’s 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. Read the full plan and … more

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Tippets: Klamath Dam Removal, Roads and Bull Trout, BTT Tagging Program, Dworshak Dam Fish Kill

Dams aren’t the only reason salmon, trout and other fish need help on the Klamath. But dam removal certainly will help. Molly Peterson examines the watershed ecosystem via KQED. Following a lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians, federal officials … more

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