Category Archives: Conservation
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Microscopic parasitic jellyfish have been identified as the cause of the recent kill of tens of thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River, and trout could be next. The whitefish showed evidence of “proliferative kidney disease—the work of a highly … more
Tippets: Colorado Compromise, Severe Storms and Striped Bass, Dams Diminish Insect Populations, Animas River Brook Trout Removed
In Colorado, a plan to divert more water from the Fraser river through the Moffat Tunnel and to the Denver metro Front Range is controversial. While a 2014 compromise between Grand County and Denver Water is being hailed as proof that … more