Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Greenbacks in Zimmerman Lake, “Hoot Owl” Closures Lifted, Impact of Climate Change on Angling Opportunities

The only stocked population of Greenback Cutthroat Trout now reside in Zimmerman Lake, located in Colorado’s high country. Read a recent report of a trip there and the science-based reintroduction of Colorado’s native trout. Via Colorado Trout Unlimited. As fall … more

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New Partnership Focused on Recovery of Both Disabled Veterans and Wild Atlantic Salmon

Project Healing Waters and The Atlantic Salmon Federation have announced a new partnership to further help to military veterans through angling. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Salmon in the Elwha”

Chinook salmon are coming home to spawn in the dam-free Elwha River. This short film documents their return and survival during a summer of historic low water flows.

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Tippets: Increased Public Access on Deschutes, Importance of Headwaters, Reducing Plastic Usage, On Birds & Fish

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will buy more than 10,000 acres to add to a wildlife area on the lower Deschutes River. This area will be opened to the public to hike, hunt and fish. Jack Bombardier, head guide of … more

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Tippets: Sustainable Industry Growth, “CHROME” Documentary, Returning Native Fish, Disease at Roseburg Hatchery

With the population booming on Colorado’s Front Range, Danny Frank recently took time to examine how the fly fishing industry can manage sustainable growth, and identified three areas that need a makeover: water laws, conservation practices, and controlling social media. … more

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Reintroductions and Other Translocations

Kim Todd writes about “Reintroductions and Other Translocations” in a recent essay published on Guernica. From salmon in Piper’s Creek near Seattle, to bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout returning after the demolition of the Milltown Dam near Missoula, MT. “The … more

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Tippets: Denver Post Drops Outdoors Coverage, Climate Change and Angling, Flint River Documentary, Increased Flows for the Klamath

In a time where stories and coverage of the outdoors is more important than ever, The Denver Post has put an end to their Outdoors pages, written by Scott Willoughby. Read Willoughby’s final column via Angling Trade. A new study … more

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Tippets: FishBrain App, Impacts on the Animas, Voice of TU, Undamming of America

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the software company FishBrain, have partnered on a GPS-enabled app that enables anglers to identify and log encounters with 50 at-risk fish species. Via United Press International. John Flick, owner of Duranglers Fly … more

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Tippets: Oregon Dam Removal, Mining Wastewater Spills Into Animas River, Pollution Spurs Evolution

Two of the most problematic dams for fish in Oregon rivers are slated for removal. Read more about the demolition of the Wimer and Fielder Dams, via Oregon Public Broadcasting. Approximately three-million gallons of wastewater has accidentally been released from … more

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Project Bay Bones Survey

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Florida International University have partnered to create “Project Bay Bones,” which will investigate the health of South Florida bonefish populations and habitat. In part, through angler experience and survey data. Read more in the … more

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