Category Archives: Conservation

Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition

In August 2014, an expedition is being planned that will be more than just a fishing trip. Participants will be part of a group with a mission to “land, tag and release adult tarpon that migrate annually to the world-renowned … more

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Questionable “Water Rights Protection Act” Passes House Vote

The so-called “Water Rights Protection Act,” H.R. 3189, is bad news for the nation’s rivers, says the conservation group America Rivers. The bill “puts the interests of the oil and gas industry, corporate agriculture, and other private interests over the … more

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New EPA Rule Would Increase Protection of Headwaters and “Intermittent Flows”

In a news conference today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corp of engineers jointly proposed a rule change that should help clarify protections provided by the Clean Water Act to isolated wetlands and intermittent and ephemeral streams.  As … more

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Simms and Trout Unlimited Team Up to Save Cutthroats

Simms and Trout Unlimited have partnered on a limited edition t-shirt and hoody to aid Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout conservation. Fifty percent of sales from each item will go to TU’s work to help protect the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in … more

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Enforcing C&R Practices

Should (or can) better catch and release practices be enforced? Kirk Deeter ponders the question on Field & Stream, in the end resolving that “Maybe the real answer is for anglers to be more proactive in monitoring ourselves.”

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Trout Unlimited Applauds California National Monument Designation

California has designated the Point Arena-Stornetta complex of public lands as a national monument, which is a fundamentally important area for fish populations and habitat. “This area is vitally important for salmon and steelhead,” says Brian Johnson, director of TU’s … more

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Video Hatch: “Raise the River vs. Move the Ocean”

Robert Redford wants to “raise the river” and restore flows to the Colorado River, while Will Ferrell is in favor of bringing ocean to dry land. They debate their views in this creative short, a comedic take on a serious …

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Tributaries of Columbia River Designated Wild Steelhead Gene Banks

Three tributaries of the lower Columbia River have been designated “wild steelhead gene banks” by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. These waters will no longer be stocked with steelhead raised in fish hatcheries. “We will continue to support … more

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Managing Water for Farmers, Industry, Communities and Fish

Collaborative habitat restoration work between ranchers, anglers and hunters is possible, say scientists of Trout Unlimited. “We’re trying to get this win-win message out more broadly,” explains TU research scientist Helen Neville, “by initiating a conservation ranching program, and holding … more

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Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastline

Louisiana’s coastline is changing and disappearing so quickly, mapmakers say they are unable to keep up. “Because deltas are so dynamic, they’re either building or they’re eroding,” says David Muth, state director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Mississippi River Delta … more

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