Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Importance of Sediment in Rivers, Demolition of Deadbeat Dam on the Eklutna, Decrease in Brown Trout in the Yellowstone River

Fish aren’t the only thing trapped behind dams. Sediment “that is badly needed to build up the marshes and wetlands that act as a buffer against rising seas” is also prevented from migrating down the watershed. This article by Jim … more

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Tippets: Problem of Private Hatcheries, Return of American Shad, “Judas Fish” Help to Fight Lake Trout

Private hatcheries present unique difficulties for fisheries managers trying to contain the spread of diseases such as whirling disease. Michael Wright reports on “The Hatchery Quandary” in this article via The Bozeman Daily Chronicle. After a 300-year absence, American shad have … more

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Costa Partners with OCEARCH on Limited Edition Sunglasses

Costa has partnered with shark research organization, OCEARCH, to release a line of limited edition sunglasses. Sales of the sunglasses will benefit OCEARCH’s mission to study and protect the ocean’s apex predators. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Tim Landwehr, Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co.”

The Back Forty mine is a proposed sulfide mine 150ft from the banks of Wisconsin’s Menominee River. In this video, Tim Landwehr of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. talks about the impact this mine would have on the health of …

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Tippets: National Monument Review, Maintenance of Little Goose Dam, Battle on the Upper Delaware

The Department of the Interior is currently reviewing national monuments designated since 1996, which could lead to a cut in protected areas. Some monuments under review contain important coldwater fisheries and access for anglers. Take action here to voice your … more

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Video Hatch: “Don’t Fear the Fin. Fear a World Without Them”

Sharks are apex predators and vital to the health of ocean ecosystems. Costa has teamed up with shark attack survivors and OCEARCH “to show that we don’t fear the fin—we fear a world without them.”

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Tippets: Windy Gap Project Confirmed for Colorado River, Montanore Mine Approval Overturned, Fracking on Public Land

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has issued a decision approving the Windy Gap Firming Project, which will include building the first major new dam and diversion on the Colorado River in decades. This decision comes “at a time when … more

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Video Hatch: Save Bristol Bay

President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt have removed barriers that were preventing the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay. In this short film, Mark Titus, director of “The Breach,” urges anglers to act in response. Call EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt …

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Tippets: The Future of Salmon and Dams, Yellowstone Considering Ban on Felt, Napa Vineyards and Habitat Destruction

Despite court cases and removal of dams, “the future of Idaho’s salmon remains as uncertain today as in the 1990s when they were protected by the nation’s most powerful environmental law,” writes Rocky Barker. He embarks on a new series … more

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Conservation Hawks Promotes New Film with Giveaway

In promotion of its new film, Conservation Hawks has announced a giveaway that includes 10 fly fishing trips as well as outdoor gear items. Read more in the press release below.

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