Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Saving the Yellowstone, Good News on Animas River, Norway’s Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture, Mining Fishout Programs

Mike Penfold, a former Bureau of Land Management state director, has a plan to save the Yellowstone River: the Montana Recreation Waterway that would run along the river on public land, some of which is currently unrecognized. Read more about … more

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Video Hatch: “Kamchatka Steelhead Project”

This film from Yeti features a group of anglers as they document and preserve the legacy of Kamchatka’s Steelhead population on Russia’s eastern coast.

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Tippets: Montana’s Warming Rivers, Cutthroats Survive Colorado Wildfire, Bull Trout Suit Filed, Frank Moore Bill Advances in Senate

For the past 15 years, Montana’s rivers continue to break records for early snowmelts, too-warm water, and low flows. This is bad news for trout and opens doors for warmwater species such as bass. “What bass say about our rivers … more

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Orvis Leaders Sign “Now or Neverglades” Declaration

Leaders of the Orvis Company urge anglers to sign the “Now or Neverglades” Declaration, and demand “that the state of Florida acknowledge indisputable science and work toward real solutions to the water crisis.” Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Lake Okeechobee Satellite Images, California’s Striped Bass and Salmon, Saving “The Blue Heart of Europe,” Recent Rulings in the Pacific Northwest

An algae bloom in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee has been captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite. “The conditions that gave rise to the bloom have persisted into July, and have been blamed for affecting water quality downstream all the … more

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Orvis Leaders Urge Anglers to Sign “Now or Neverglades Declaration”

Untreated water diversions from Lake Okeechobee have resulted in damaging algae blooms along both Florida coasts. Grassroots organization bullsugar.org has launched the “Now or Neverglades Declaration” campaign to collect signatures of concerned citizens and put pressure on Florida politicians to do … more

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Susitna Dam Project Shut Down

Alaska Governor Bill Walker recently announced he was “shutting down the Susitna Watana project.” This is a monumental win for the Susitna River and the salmon, wildlife and communities it supports.

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Tippets: BTT’s Fix Our Water Initiative, Grayling and the ESA, Bonneville Cutthroat Restoration, Revival on the Elwha River

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s “Fix Our Water” initiative aims to engage anglers and the fishing industry in efforts to revise Florida’s water management practices and begin restoration of the Florida Everglades. For more information and to take action, visit … more

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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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