Category Archives: Conservation

Environmental Activist Joe Browder Passes

Former Miami TV reporter turned environmental activist Joe Browder passed away Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 78. Browder played a pivotal role in protecting the Everglades and co-founded the Friends of the Everglades group.  He “was as tough … more

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AFFTA Supports Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement of approval over the recent designation of the Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which will protect 4,193 square miles of ocean environment. Read more in the press release … more

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Tippets: Whitefish Warning, Fish Forensics, Coldwater Thermal Refuges, Deschutes River Smallmouth

Jess McGlothlin writes about the Yellowstone River fish kill and the warning of whitefish, the canary in the coal mine. “It’s small-scale in the midst of what we’re seeing in the world these days, but one of the things that … more

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Patagonia Launches Vote Our Planet

Patagonia has announced the launch of Vote Our Planet, a non-partisan environmental campaign to educate Americans to “vote purposefully with the environment as their top issue when they head to the polls in November.” Read more in the press release … more

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Fly Fishing Bloggers: “Public Lands Proud”

Across the  US West there is a growing initiative to remove public lands from the federal government and transfer management to state control. This national public lands transfer would over-burden state governments and budgets and would likely result in a sale … more

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Tippets: Snake River Kill, Headwaters and Climate Change, Soda Butte Cutthroat Restoration, Diversions from the Colorado

Thousands of dead whitefish have been confirmed on the South Fork of the Snake River, and biologists suspect the cause is proliferative kidney disease, the same pathogen believed to be responsible for last month’s whitefish kill in the Yellowstone River. … more

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RepYourWater and Meier Announce “Fish Sticks” Skis

Colorado-based RepYourWater and Meier Skis have combined efforts for a limited edition RepYourWater ski, appropriately named Fish Sticks. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Floating Fish & Sinking Economy, Drugs Downstream, World Conservation Congress on Bristol Bay

The Yellowstone River fish die-off foreshadows the growing threat of climate change. This summer brought record low flows and high temperatures, and “In addition to threatening our outdoor heritage, these changes bear an economic cost.” Via Montana Wildlife Federation. An … more

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Tippets: Atlantic Salmon Recovery, The Lionfish Challenge, Alligator Gar & Asian Carp, Benbow Dam Removal

Ross Purnell reports on the work being done at the Peter Gray Hatchery to recover Atlantic salmon populations in Maine. Success with restoring salmon to the UK’s River Tyne is being followed as an example for US efforts as well. … more

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AFFTA Applauds Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Designation

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.

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