Category Archives: Conservation

Send The Water South: Save Our Streams Lends a Hand In Restoring Florida’s Everglades

The Everglades is the sixth stop and first eastern effort in the Simms 2017 Save Our Streams campaign. During the month of September, Simms will offer a limited edition T-Shirt designed by Jorge Matinez, a Florida native who grew up … more

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Tippets: Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm, Climate Change in Montana, Snake River Dam Removal

After net damage at a U.S. fish farm in the San Juan Islands, thousands of Atlantic salmon have escaped into Pacific waters. Via CBC News. This week, the Washington Fish & Wildlife Service has lifted limits on the farmed salmon … more

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Tippets: Klamath Chinook Salmon, Northern Pike in the Columbia, Using Newspaper Records for Fisheries Research

The Karuk Tribe plans to file a petition to list Klamath River spring-run Chinook salmon as an endangered species. “The notices were sent a day after a UC Davis study published in Science Advances found spring-run Chinook salmon were genetically … more

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AFFTA Partners with Bullsugar

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced their partnership with advocacy group Bullsugar, “to support efforts to restore critical estuaries in South Florida.” Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Lahontan Cutthroat Migration, Smallmouth in the Yellowstone, Sea Lions & Steelhead

This year’s high snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas provided water flows that have enabled the Pilot Peak strain of Lahontan cutthroat trout “to migrate further into Nevada’s Truckee River waters than the fish has been able to do on its … more

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Tippets: Proposed Mine Near Boundary Waters, Seattle’s Seawall, Mining Yellowstone

A proposed copper mine by Twin Metals Minnesota would operate near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Debate is heating up and “The Forest Service is accepting public comments until August 17 on a whether a 20-year mining ban should … more

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Tippets: Comment on Rollback of Clean Water Act, Moffat Tunnel Expansion Project, Declining Steelhead Populations in British Columbia

The comment period on the EPA’s proposed rule, which would rescind protections for America’s headwaters, is now open through August 28, 2018. Take time to voice your concern. Denver Water has been given the green light on the Moffat Tunnel … more

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AFFTA Announces Fisheries Fund Grantees

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the newest recipients of AFFTA Fisheries Fund grants: the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Black Mangrove Planting Program and Keepemwet Fishing. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Mining Tailings in B.C. Streams, The Shrinking Colorado River, Maryland Wastewater Debate

Seabridge Gold Inc. has been given federal government approval to use upper tributaries of the North Treaty and South Teigen Creeks for tailings from their planned mine. The two fish-bearing creeks “will be used for 2.3 billion tons of toxic … more

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Tippets: Hunters and Anglers Turn on Zinke, Warming Oceans Force Fish from Native Waters, The Colorado Pikeminnow

Initially praised by fishing and hunting groups, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is not finding favor with those groups now. “To date, it’s been overwhelmingly development, development, development,” says,” Whit Fosburgh, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, “without … more

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