Category Archives: Conservation
Tippets: Greenbacks in Zimmerman Lake, “Hoot Owl” Closures Lifted, Impact of Climate Change on Angling Opportunities
The only stocked population of Greenback Cutthroat Trout now reside in Zimmerman Lake, located in Colorado’s high country. Read a recent report of a trip there and the science-based reintroduction of Colorado’s native trout. Via Colorado Trout Unlimited. As fall … more
Project Healing Waters and The Atlantic Salmon Federation have announced a new partnership to further help to military veterans through angling. Read more in the press release below.
Chinook salmon are coming home to spawn in the dam-free Elwha River. This short film documents their return and survival during a summer of historic low water flows.
Tippets: Increased Public Access on Deschutes, Importance of Headwaters, Reducing Plastic Usage, On Birds & Fish
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will buy more than 10,000 acres to add to a wildlife area on the lower Deschutes River. This area will be opened to the public to hike, hunt and fish. Jack Bombardier, head guide of … more
Tippets: Sustainable Industry Growth, “CHROME” Documentary, Returning Native Fish, Disease at Roseburg Hatchery
With the population booming on Colorado’s Front Range, Danny Frank recently took time to examine how the fly fishing industry can manage sustainable growth, and identified three areas that need a makeover: water laws, conservation practices, and controlling social media. … more
Kim Todd writes about “Reintroductions and Other Translocations” in a recent essay published on Guernica. From salmon in Piper’s Creek near Seattle, to bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout returning after the demolition of the Milltown Dam near Missoula, MT. “The … more
Tippets: Denver Post Drops Outdoors Coverage, Climate Change and Angling, Flint River Documentary, Increased Flows for the Klamath
In a time where stories and coverage of the outdoors is more important than ever, The Denver Post has put an end to their Outdoors pages, written by Scott Willoughby. Read Willoughby’s final column via Angling Trade. A new study … more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the software company FishBrain, have partnered on a GPS-enabled app that enables anglers to identify and log encounters with 50 at-risk fish species. Via United Press International. John Flick, owner of Duranglers Fly … more
Two of the most problematic dams for fish in Oregon rivers are slated for removal. Read more about the demolition of the Wimer and Fielder Dams, via Oregon Public Broadcasting. Approximately three-million gallons of wastewater has accidentally been released from … more