Category Archives: Conservation

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

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Montana FWP Closes Yellowstone from Park to Laurel

Citing the sudden appearance of  Proliferative Kidney Disease, a serious illness that impacts both whitefish and trout, this morning Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Yellowstone from the Park’s northern boundary to Laurel, Montana, which is near Billings.  The closure affects all water-based … more

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Tippets: Deschutes Brewery and Water Conservation, Whitefish Found Dead in Yellowstone River, BTT Fin Clip Research, Connecticut River Dams Removed

The Deschutes Brewery has partnered with the Deschutes River Conservancy to save 1 billion gallons of the river’s water each year. “The brewery leases water rights that are not being used, directing the water back into the river.” Read more … more

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Video Hatch: “Fix Florida”

Once an angler’s paradise, Florida’s fisheries and environment are in environmental turmoil due to over a half century of urban and agricultural development, and water mismanagement. This short film from Costa tells the story, and provides information on what can …

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Tippets: Trail Work for Greenbacks, Return of Alligator Gar, Balancing Pelicans and Trout

Work to re-route trails near the Bear Creek population of greenback cutthroat trout will protect the creek from erosion and the unique population from sediment from the hiking and biking trails. Via The Colorado Springs Gazette. Alligator gar are being … more

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USFWS Plan to Expand Hunting, Fishing on Wildlife Refuges

USFWS Director Dan Ashe has announced a proposal that would provide increased public access for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges. Public comments on the changes are invited before Aug. 15, 2016. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “It’s the River That Binds Us”

In this short film staff members from The Freshwater Trust share how fly fishing connects them to the waters they work to protect.

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Video Hatch: “Captains for Clean Water”

Captains for Clean Water is a non-profit working to call attention to the environmental disaster unfolding in Florida. Their website offers more information and resources.

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Tippets: Saving the Yellowstone, Good News on Animas River, Norway’s Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture, Mining Fishout Programs

Mike Penfold, a former Bureau of Land Management state director, has a plan to save the Yellowstone River: the Montana Recreation Waterway that would run along the river on public land, some of which is currently unrecognized. Read more about … more

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Video Hatch: “Kamchatka Steelhead Project”

This film from Yeti features a group of anglers as they document and preserve the legacy of Kamchatka’s Steelhead population on Russia’s eastern coast.

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