Category Archives: Conservation

Browns Canyon National Monument

President Obama has announced his decision to declare Browns Canyon a national monument. The new designation will add increased protection for approximately 21,000 acres around the Arkansas River. “Coloradans have been very clear they wanted this protection, along with assurances … more

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NOAA Unveils National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

Sportfishing and boating industry leaders have greeted the recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) national saltwater recreational fishing policy with enthusiasm. “This policy represents a milestone in NOAA Fisheries’ relationship with the recreational fishing community,” said American Sportfishing Association … more

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Video Hatch: “A River Between Us”

This trailer for the feature documentary “A River Between Us” examines the stakeholders of one of the largest conservation projects in American history, removal of dams on the Klamath River. Via It Matters.

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Well Stocked

While it may seem counter-intuitive, many studies point to stocking fewer trout resulting in better fishing. David Knapp reports on a recent decision by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to reducing stocking numbers by 40% and the research … more

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Fly Fish the Amazon

Fly fishing the Amazon might be a key to help save the ecosystem and indigenous cultures. “It is the platform upon which large tracts of land, many endemic species (fish and others) and native villages are given a chance to … more

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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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