Category Archives: Conservation

Call to End Trophy Fishing of Threatened Species

The authors of a new research study published in Marine Policy present evidence in support of a halt to the International Game Fish Association’s practice of awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction. “If the IGFA stopped issuing … more

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Bristol Bay River Academy

The Bristol Bay River Academy teaches local students essential skills of how to become fishing guides. “The Academy opens the door for local kids to pursue sport fishing jobs in their communities, and enables them as future Bristol Bay guides to … more

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Snake River Waterkeeper to Host Community Screening of “DamNation”

A community screening of the documentary “DamNation” will be hosted by Snake River Waterkeeper on Tuesday, September 2nd, in Jackson Hole, WY. Funds raised will go to support the recently formed Snake River group that is part of the larger … more

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GPSs Used to Monitor Drought in the West

Scientists are using a network of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations throughout the western United States, which were originally intended for early earthquake detection, to show vanishing water supplies and the impact of drought upon the landscape. “All of a … more

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Scientific American on Saving the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

In the early 1980s “bucket biologists” released lake trout into Yellowstone Lake, which set in motion the collapse of native cutthroat populations in Yellowstone National Park and has severely impacted the entire ecosystem, from streambanks to grizzly bear populations. But … more

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Return of the Greenbacks

A DNA study published in 2012 revealed the greenback cutthroat trout that had been stocked in Colorado were actually hybridized with other cutthroat trout species, and only one pure-strain greenback population still existed, in Bear Creek near Colorado Springs. Since … more

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Simms and TRCP Join Forces to Conserve Critical Habitat

Simms has announced that 50% of all sales from the Ebbtide LS Shirt will go to benefit the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) to help conserve critical fishing habitat. The offer will extend online at SimmsFishing.com until August 28, 2014. … more

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Tell the EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

The recent spill of billions of gallons of mining waste at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia is a reminder of what’s at stake in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Take time to tell the EPA to stop the proposed Pebble …

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Itou Salmon

Peter Rand,  recently returned back from a Fulbright fellowship in Japan to study populations of itou salmon, reports on his research and findings via National Geographic. “In the parlance of conservation, itou is a flagship species,” explains Rand, “so focus … more

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B.C. Mine Disaster a Wake-Up Call

The recent Mount Polley Mine disaster in British Columbia is a sobering reminder of what’s at stake in Bristol Bay. “It’s a tragedy, but a tragedy we can learn from,” writes Chris Hunt. “It should give us the perspective we … more

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