Category Archives: Conservation

From the Invasive Species Action Network: Being a Clean Angler is More Important Than Ever

The Invasive Species Action Network reminds anglers to be vigilant with “Clean, Drain, Dry” practices to protect against invasive species. Read more in the press release below.  

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Tippets: Clean Water Rule Rollback, Future of the Pebble Mine, ‘Namgis First Nation and Wild Salmon, Mine Proposed on Chuitna River

President Trump’s attempts to roll back the Clean Water Rule, removing protections for small streams and wetlands, is bad news for anglers and fish. The only good news, writes Monte Burke, is “the process of rolling back this rule could … more

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Trump Orders Review Of Clean Water Rule

President Trump has taken action to roll back environmental regulations protecting waterways, ordering a review of the Waters of the U.S. rule, which specifies the streams and wetlands that the federal government can protect. Making new rules or undoing the … more

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Video Hatch: “For the Love of the Deschutes River”

The Coalition for the Deschutes is seeking filmmakers and storytellers to help the Deschutes River and document what it looks like when you “turn off” a river.

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Tippets: Trout Fishing & Toxic Waters, Financial Assessment of Pebble Deposit, B.C. Steelhead, Proposed Paradise Valley Mine

President Trump recently signed a bill nullifying the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, which was designed to further protect waterways from coal mining waste. “There is, of course, a public health element to this, too,” writes Monte Burke. … more

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Video Hatch: “The Kingdom’s Last Stand”

This short film from Joe Cummings of Drive On Media is a dirge for disappearing wild salmon populations, and the pledge to fight for their survival.

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Tippets: Report on Fish Ladders, Weed Tax for Trout, Mouth of the Elwha, Dorado Catfish Migration

According to a new study, less than three percent of one key species make it upriver via fish ladders. “The researchers’ findings provide a cautionary tale for other nations now planning big dam projects. What’s clear is that providing fish … more

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Patagonia Makes Statement, Withdraws from OR Over Utah Governor’s Decision

Patagonia has announced its decision to withdraw from the Outdoor Retailer show, to be held in Salt Lake City, over Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s signed of a resolution that urges the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument designation. … more

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Tippets: Fish Killing Parasite Detected in Montana Rivers, Expanded Wilderness Areas, Grass Carp Invade Great Lakes

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has released a map showing the parasite that led to the deaths of thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River is also living in portions of the Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, East Gallatin, Boulder, Shields … more

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Tippets: Legislation on Lake Okeechobee, Christo Cancels Arkansas River Project, Predation on Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Environmental DNA Sampling

Florida Senate Bill 10 has been filed by State Senator Rob Bradley.  It proposes to reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges by purchasing 60,000 acres of land south of the lake to build a reservoir to hold excess water, which will reduce … more

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