Category Archives: Conservation

Video Hatch: “Xboundary”

The recent tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley Mine heightened concerns about pit-mining in British Columbia and its downstream effect on watersheds in Alaska. This upcoming film from Salmon Beyond Borders looks at the community and environmental impacts of …

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Video Hatch: “TEDx Talk: Salmon Strongholds”

In this TEDx talk, Wild Salmon Center President Guido Rahr presents information on the healthiest salmon ecosystems across the North Pacific, and the importance of salmon as a keystone species.

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Video Hatch: “Parker’s Top 50 Favorite Things about Northwest Rivers”

This new short film from American Rivers celebrates the rivers of the Pacific Northwest from the fresh perspective of a child.

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Barracuda Population to be Examined in FWC Workshops

A sharply declining barracuda population in the Florida Keys has spurred anglers into action. The Lower Keys Guides Association’s campaign “Save the Barracuda” has helped bring this concern to the attention of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Upcoming … more

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Video Hatch: “River Snorkel: Trout Generations”

This underwater film shows some great footage of rainbow trout and steelhead at various stages of life, and their journey from home waters to the ocean and back.

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Video Hatch: “2015 Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition”

Adam Marton and Andy Mill will lead the 2015 Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition. This short film features the work of this joint effort between anglers and scientists from the University of Miami to learn more about these great fish.

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American Rivers Reports on Dam Removals

This last year was a success for wild fish and free waters, reports American Rivers. Across the United States, 72 dams were removed in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the benefit of fish and ecosystems. Read … more

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AMFF Announces Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium

The American Museum of Fly Fishing has announced the dates for their first annual Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium. The event will be held on March 14th and 15th at the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Manchester, Vt. and will … more

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Senate Upholds Protections for America’s Backcountry Lands

Recently the U.S. Senate voted to reject an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipleline bill that would have removed protections from designated backcountry and wilderness areas across the United States. Read more in the press release below.

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Perk Perkins on Conservation

Orvis CEO Perk Perkins is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and conservationist. In the spring 2015 issue of the World Wildlife Fund Magazine, Perkins’s passion for the natural world and work with the WWF are showcased. “It’s my pay-to-play—my price of admission,” Perkins … more

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