Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: False Carbon Neutrality of Hydropower, LGN Project Proposed on the Skeena, Mining on The Smith River, Benefits of Wood in Habitat Recovery

Once praised as a carbon neutral power source, Washington State University researchers have learned that reservoirs behind hydroelectric dams “produce much more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than previously understood.” Via The Seattle Times. The Canadian government has approved a … more

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On Yvon Chouinard and “the Death of the Outdoors”

In The Bullseye, Todd Wilkinson offers his perspective on a recent New Yorker magazine piece that profiles Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia. Wilkinson has been an environmental journalist for 30 years and is the author of the recent award-winning book Grizzlies of Pilgrim … more

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Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Establishes Community and Conservation Foundation

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has announced the establishment of the Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation, which will help build partnerships and support conservation efforts in fishing destinations around the world. Read more in the press release below.

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BTT Seeks Director of Marketing, Membership and Communications

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced their search for a Director of Marketing, Membership and Communications. Read more in the press release below.

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Environmental Activist Joe Browder Passes

Former Miami TV reporter turned environmental activist Joe Browder passed away Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 78. Browder played a pivotal role in protecting the Everglades and co-founded the Friends of the Everglades group.  He “was as tough … more

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AFFTA Supports Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement of approval over the recent designation of the Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which will protect 4,193 square miles of ocean environment. Read more in the press release … more

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Tippets: Whitefish Warning, Fish Forensics, Coldwater Thermal Refuges, Deschutes River Smallmouth

Jess McGlothlin writes about the Yellowstone River fish kill and the warning of whitefish, the canary in the coal mine. “It’s small-scale in the midst of what we’re seeing in the world these days, but one of the things that … more

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Patagonia Launches Vote Our Planet

Patagonia has announced the launch of Vote Our Planet, a non-partisan environmental campaign to educate Americans to “vote purposefully with the environment as their top issue when they head to the polls in November.” Read more in the press release … more

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Fly Fishing Bloggers: “Public Lands Proud”

Across the  US West there is a growing initiative to remove public lands from the federal government and transfer management to state control. This national public lands transfer would over-burden state governments and budgets and would likely result in a sale … more

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Tippets: Snake River Kill, Headwaters and Climate Change, Soda Butte Cutthroat Restoration, Diversions from the Colorado

Thousands of dead whitefish have been confirmed on the South Fork of the Snake River, and biologists suspect the cause is proliferative kidney disease, the same pathogen believed to be responsible for last month’s whitefish kill in the Yellowstone River. … more

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