Category Archives: Conservation

Montana Wild Cited for Bull Trout Regulations

The owners and an associate of an outdoor film company, Montana Wild, have been cited for breaking bull trout regulations and filming illegally on federal lands. Kenov Lokensgard writes a powerful response on The Literary Fly Fisher; in an op-ed … more

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Tippets: Salmon DNA, Recovery on the Elwha, Greenback Cutthroat Fish Facts, Return of Atlantic Salmon, Saving Sturgeon

New research from Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers genetic evidence that hatchery fish are quick to change at the DNA level. The study was recently published in Nature Communications. “The genetic changes are substantial and … more

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BTT Calls for Action on Everglades Restoration

Water management practices have diminished freshwater flows into the Florida Everglades and threaten the health of connected fisheries. A plan known as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project, or CERP, aims to address these problems, and needs further support to move … more

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Tippets: Restoration Assessment, Warm-blooded Fish, Satellite Spawning, Fishing Industry & Climate Change, Great Lakes Lampreys, Dam Removal Stats for 2015

High-tech microchips are helping scientists assess the benefits of river habitat restoration projects to salmon in the Pacific Northwest. “The region is putting great effort into restoring rivers and streams for fish, but what everyone wants to know is, is … more

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The Madison, and Conservation, Loses a Friend

Alex Diekmann, a tireless advocate for the Madison and greater Yellowstone area, passed away at his Bozeman home on February 1. Even while fighting his cancer diagnosis, Diekmann continued to work on what would be his last project, conserving 23,000 acres of forested … more

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Tippets: The Sushi Project, Saving Blackadore Caye, Restoring Hetch Hetchy, Hatchery on Michigan’s Au Sable, Stripers Forever Fundraiser Auction

Cooperative projects in California between rice farmers and environmentalists are using flooded rice fields, mimicking the rich floodplains where juvenile salmon once thrived, to rear threatened species of Pacific salmon. Read more in “The Sushi Project,” via Yale. Fly anglers are … more

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Tippets: Climate Shield, Pebble Mine’s Dictionary of Deception, Global Warming and Salmon Runs, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Receives Award, Battle for Bluefin Tuna

The Climate Shield website hosted by the U.S. Forest Service provides geospatial data and related information on locations of cold-water refuge streams for native Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout across the U.S. In the fight to protect Bristol Bay, language often … more

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Tippets: Elwha’s Impact, Brook Trout Recovery, Hatchery Leeches PCBs, Win for Cutthroat on the Snake River, Plastics in the Oceans

The removal of the Elwha Dam has benefited more than just salmon. A new study out of Ohio State examines the impact of the demolition on the American dipper bird and forest health. Via Anglers Club Magazine. Brook trout recovery … more

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Fly Fisherman’s 2017 Conservationist of the Year

Fly Fisherman magazine has opened the call for nominations for their 2017 Conservationist of the Year award. The award honors an individual whose volunteer work has significantly impacted the protection or enhancement of important fisheries habitat in the previous year. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Chrome”

This film celebrates the passion for fly fishing and steelhead while educating anglers on the looming threats of climate change. Via Conservation Hawks.

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