Category Archives: Conservation

Trout Unlimited Makes Major Investment in ICAST/IFTD Show

This July, Trout Unlimited is sending a large delegation to the ICAST/IFTD show in Orlando, FL. “We want to help the industry make the connection—we make fishing better and that’s good for American businesses and anglers,” says TU Chief Marketing … more

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Sportsmen’s Coalition Seeks Monument Status for Browns Canyon

A coalition of sporting groups and business are rallying behind legislation that would designate Browns Canyon a national monument. “Browns Canyon is a special place for sportsmen,” said Kyle Perkins, Trout Unlimited’s organizer of the Sportsmen for Browns Canyon campaign. … more

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BTT Florida Keys Baby Bonefish Search a Success

Research performed on juvenile bonefish in the Bahamas is helping to inform studies on preferred nursery habitats in the Florida Keys as well. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust recently held a “Baby Bonefish Blitz” in the Keys, which revealed encouraging … more

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Video Hatch: “Return of the River, Official Trailer”

This feature documentary tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently taking place on the Elwha River in Washington State.

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Conservation Groups Says Leavenworth Hatchery Violating Endangered Species Act

The Wild Fish Conservancy has announced plans to sue several federal agencies for violations of the Endangered Species Act associated with the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, which they cite has negative impacts on ESA-listed spring Chinook salmon and steelhead on … more

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Aerial Assault

Remote backcountry lakes are stocked from the air, with hundreds of fish being dropped from the bottom of a plane into the waters below. And during a recent drop, Ted Hallows, a Utah State Hatchery supervisor, attached a GoPro camera … more

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Bahamas Initiative Addresses Threats to the Bonefish Fishery

The Bahamas Initiative of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust works to address increasing threats against world-class bonefish fisheries. From gillnetting to coastal development, scientists and volunteers with The Bahamas Initiative work to address ecological change, while educating anglers, tourists, and … more

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“DamNation” Now Available on iTunes

The powerful and award-winning documentary “DamNation” explores the change in America’s attitude towards dams: from marvels of engineering to destruction of rivers and entire ecosystems. The film is directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, and is now available for …

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New Protections for Headwaters

Headwater streams were once protected under the Clean Water Act, until the 2000s when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling left them vulnerable to development. This year though, things might change, with a proposed rule that would once again protect these … more

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“Conservation Means Sharing”

The recently launched Regional Conservation Partnership Program by the United States Department of Agriculture is a new effort towards an old problem: sharing resources. With growing populations and drought conditions across the West, that means expanding partnerships to boost investments … more

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