Category Archives: Conservation

North Face Founder Doug Tompkins Dies in Kayaking Accident

Doug Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, has died in a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera in southern Chile. Tompkins was a passionate conservationist and was dedicated to buying and preserving land through Conservacion Patagonica, and with … more

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Tippets: GM Salmon Petition, Yellowstone Lake Trout Milestone, EIC on Puget Sound Steelhead, Update on Provo River Oil Spill, Protection for Westslope Cutthroat

The FDA recently approved genetically engineered salmon for sale and human consumption, without a labeling requirement. A petition on to urges President Obama to stop the approved genetically engineered salmon, or to introduce measures require labeling. Read more and … more

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OIA Releases Climate Change Policy Strategy

The Outdoor Industry Association has issued a statement calling on leaders in the outdoor industry to make concrete steps to address climate change. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Why Wild Fish Matter, Climate Change and Brook Trout, Proposed Marine National Monuments, Retailers Refuse GM Salmon, Provo River Oil Spill

From their biology to their beauty, wild fish hold a special place in the ecosystem and in our imaginations. Biologist Ray J. White writes about “Why Wild Fish Matter” in an article published in TROUT magazine in 1992, with points just … more

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Tippets: Salmon Night Vision, Putin Shelves Zhupanova River Dam, Napa Steelhead Recovery, Saltwater Fish Protection

Scientists have discovered that salmon, along with other freshwater fish and amphibians, can supercharge their eyes in order to give them the ability to be able to see red and infrared light. Via Tech Times. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin … more

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Video Hatch: “Public Lands, Public Hands”

This film from Trout Unlimited features John Land Le Coq of Fishpond and the fight to save public lands.

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Fishpond Angles to Save the Colorado River

Through funds generated by the sale of select apparel, Fishpond has donated over $3,700 to Save the Colorado, a non-profit dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Colorado River from source to the sea. Read more in the press … more

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Tippets: Students of Bonefish, AMFF Conservation Symposium, Lake Erie Algae Bloom, Free-Flowing Yampa

Justin Lewis, Bahamas initiative manager for the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, spoke to students at Lucaya International School about the recreational bonefish fishery in the Bahamas. The students also participated in a field trip to local flats where they helped … more

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Video Hatch: “The Super Salmon”

The Susitna River in Alaska is one of the world’s largest wild salmon fisheries. But a proposed hydroelectric dam is cause for concern for the health of the watershed. This trailer shows the story of a radio-tagged king salmon that …

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Tippets: Guinness’s Fishy Recipe, Plastics Out to Sea, Ruling on Habitat Destruction, Op-Ed on Bristol Bay

The classic two century-old recipe for Guinness called for sturgeon bladders as a refining agent. Recently the company announced that in light of a growing vegetarian and vegan market they are shifting mechanical filtration. Via Gizmodo. A new study published in … more

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