Category Archives: Conservation

Umpqua Celebrates 45 Years in Business by Launching the Umpqua Tongass Initiative

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced an initiative in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska to raise $45,000 to help conserve and restore key salmon and trout habitat in “America’s Salmon Forest,” located in southeast Alaska’s Tongass … more

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Conservation Hawks Announces New Angling & Climate Film: “CONVERGENCE”

Conservation Hawks has announced the release of their newest film, CONVERGENCE, which tells the story of iconic anglers and their shared passions for wild trout and taking action against climate change. CONVERGENCE is now touring as part of the 2017 … more

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Tippets: Planned Rollback of Clean Water Rule, Wild Trout vs. Hatchery on the Au Sable River, Saving the Everglades

Part of the Trump Administration’s newly released plan for energy issues includes elimination of the Waters of the U.S. Rule. Commonly known as the Clean Water Rule, it “not only helped restore protections to streams and rivers of vital importance … more

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Video Hatch: “Stand Up for Public Lands”

“Europe has its cathedrals, and America has its national parks and wilderness areas.” And a movement to privatize and sell off public lands threatens access, heritage, and ownership of these treasured landscapes. Visit Protect Our Public Land to sign the petition. Via …

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Tippets: California Salmon and Storms, Comment on Columbia and Snake River Dams, Medication Pollution, Climate Change Moves Fish North

While the recent storms in California have been good for the snowpack and reservoirs of the drought-stricken state, native salmon are struggling to survive. “We have eggs that were just recently laid in Lagunitas Creek and other tributaries which have … more

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Video Hatch: “Convergence”

This important new film from Conservation Hawks explores the essence of fly fishing through different anglers and their collective passions: love for wild trout, healthy landscapes, clean and cold waters. Featuring Travis Swartz (AKA Hank Patterson), Perk Perkins, Hilary Hutcheson, …

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Tippets: Renewed Threat to Bristol Bay, Capt. Mike Connor Talks The Everglades, Asian Carp Move Toward Great Lakes, Elwha River Renewal

The upcoming Trump administration brings renewed threat to Bristol Bay and the approval of the Pebble Mine. “Ronald Thiessen, chief executive officer and president of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd, said he expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce in … more

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Orvis Goes Solar

The Orvis Company has announced that solar panels have been installed at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT, and “are anticipated to provide 20% of the corporate offices’ electrical requirements.” Read more in the press release below.

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2017 Conservationist of the Year: Rich Simms

Fly Fisherman magazine has announced their Conservationist of the Year for 2017: Rich Simms, cofounder of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. “After careful review by a nine-person selection committee,” says Ross Purnell, “Rich Simms’s years of dedication and his eventual success at … more

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Tippets: Trout and Irrigation in Montana, Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown, Evolving in Pollution

Each year in Montana thousands of trout find themselves stranded in shrinking pools and irrigation ditches, cut off from the main river. “Most of the water rights run through November 1, and right after that we start getting frantic calls,” … more

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