Category Archives: Conservation

Tom Karrow: “Ghost Stories”

A research initiative by veteran guide and instructor Tom Karrow aims to document the lives of pioneering bonefish guides of the Bahamas.  Karrow hopes to use their experience to design resource management plans for the islands. The project, “Ghost Stories,” will result … more

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Online Auction to Benefit Skeena Watershed

The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition  works to protect the Skeena river system through initiatives to preserve wild rivers and wild fish. They are currently holding an online auction of items ranging from donated Patagonia and Hardy gear to custom hand-tied … more

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New Research Suggests Waders, Boots May Not Be Responsible for Didymo Outbreaks

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences suggests that didymo diatoms may already be present in most waters, and that climate change, not human transport, is the primary factor in “rock snot” outbreaks. According to study leader … more

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Video Hatch: “Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds”

Once numbering in the tens of thousands, Southern California’s runs of native steelhead are now on the brink of extinction. This documentary from California Trout tells their story.

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Bringing Bristol Bay Home

Owners of Frigate Travel,  Kate Taylor and Justin Crump, bring saving Bristol Bay home in a new way as they examine the outdoor economy of the area. “Our time in Bristol Bay provides us with a chance to start new … more

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TU Reacts to EPA’s Decision to put Clean Water Act into Action

Trout Unlimited president and CEO Chris Wood responded to the EPA’s decision Friday to more closely examine the potential negative effects of the Pebble Mine. “By putting the process outlined in the Clean Water Act into play,” explains Wood, “the … more

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EPA Will Consider Blocking Controversial Pebble Mine

Conservation and fishing groups are applauding an announcement today that the EPA will consider blocking the construction of the Pebble Mine in Alaska.  “Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have … more

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Video Hatch: “The Kamchatka Steelhead Project”

This film features the scientists and fly fishers in Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula who aim to understand and protect Asia’s only population of steelhead trout.

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Wolves and Watersheds

With the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, watersheds are experiencing a renaissance in what scientists call “trophic cascade.” A recent article and short film on National Geographic examines how wolves are helping and changing rivers.

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TU’s Moyer Elected to Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Trout Unlimited’s vice president for government affairs, Steve Moyer, was recently elected into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as a political advocate on behalf of coldwater fisheries.  “Steve represents the best of Trout Unlimited,” said … more

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