Category Archives: Conservation

US Forest Service Chief Responds to Commercial Filming Directives

A statement has been released from the U.S. Forest Service clarifying their position on a proposed directive for rules regarding commercial photography and filmmaking in designated wilderness areas. “The fact is, the directive pertains to commercial photography and filming only … more

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OWAA Statement on U.S. Forest Service Directive for Commercial Filming in Wilderness Areas

The Outdoor Writers Association has come out in strong opposition to a recent U.S. Forest Service proposal that would require media outlets to pay for special-use permits before they taking film or photography in federally designated wilderness areas. Read more … more

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AFFTA’s Position Statement on Magnuson Steven’s Act and H.R. 4742

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has issued a release of their position on Magnuson Steven’s Act and H.R. 4742, stating “H.R. 4742 does not reflect the conservation ethos that defines the character of the fly fishing industry and its … more

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Video Hatch: “Yellowstone Cutthroat Transmitters”

Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are outfitting Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout with radio transmitters. This informational film explains the work being done on the Greybull River, with the goal of understanding more about migration patterns and how natural …

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Video Hatch: “Project Permit SatelliteTagging”

As part of “Project Permit,” Costa and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust have successfully placed the first satellite tag on a Florida Keys permit. Find out more about this project in this short film.

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Protect the Salmonberry River

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is currently holding an open comment period for a proposed development plan for the Salmonberry River Corridor, which holds some of the purest populations of wild, native salmonids in the Pacific Northwest. The Salmonberry … more

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Video Hatch: “Panning for Gold”

Haypress Lake in Southern Colorado is the primary collection site for Rio Grande cutthroat eggs, which are then stocked at various lakes throughout the Rio Grande Basin. This video highlights the conservation work being done for Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout …

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TU Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

New members have been welcomed to the Trout Unlimited Board of Trustees: Raiford Trask, Dan Plummer and Mark Taylor. “We’re very fortunate to have these three gentlemen join TU’s Board of Trustees,” said TU President and CEO Chris Wood. “All … more

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AFFTA Announces New Grant Program

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced a new funding arm of the organization, The Fisheries Fund, which is focused on furthering fly fishing conservation and educational organizations and programs. Grant proposals for the fund can begin being submitted … more

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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium and Art Fest Nov. 7-8

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust will hold their annual International Symposium at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, FL. The event will feature science presentations, clinics and demonstrations, as well as an inaugural Art and Film Festival. … more

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