Category Archives: Conservation
This short video highlights work on the Salmon River to improve critical spawning and rearing habitat for native fish. Via The Freshwater Trust.
This new film highlights the threats facing Oregon watersheds, due to outdated logging rules and regulations. Watch the trailer and take action here. Via Pacific Rivers.
Tippets: Origins of the Animas, The Land and Water Conservation Fund, Bonefish Decline, Montana Drought
In a piece in Orion Magazine, Jeff Snowbarger writes a short history of the Animas River and the San Juan region of Colorado. Post-Gold King Mine spill, “The River of Lost Souls flowed like liquid Hell. Its color reflected a … more
Jim McDuffie has been announced as new Executive Director of The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. McDuffie brings over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including with The Nature Conservancy. Read more in the press release below.
Tippets: Greenbacks in Zimmerman Lake, “Hoot Owl” Closures Lifted, Impact of Climate Change on Angling Opportunities
The only stocked population of Greenback Cutthroat Trout now reside in Zimmerman Lake, located in Colorado’s high country. Read a recent report of a trip there and the science-based reintroduction of Colorado’s native trout. Via Colorado Trout Unlimited. As fall … more
Project Healing Waters and The Atlantic Salmon Federation have announced a new partnership to further help to military veterans through angling. Read more in the press release below.
Chinook salmon are coming home to spawn in the dam-free Elwha River. This short film documents their return and survival during a summer of historic low water flows.
Tippets: Increased Public Access on Deschutes, Importance of Headwaters, Reducing Plastic Usage, On Birds & Fish
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will buy more than 10,000 acres to add to a wildlife area on the lower Deschutes River. This area will be opened to the public to hike, hunt and fish. Jack Bombardier, head guide of … more
Tippets: Sustainable Industry Growth, “CHROME” Documentary, Returning Native Fish, Disease at Roseburg Hatchery
With the population booming on Colorado’s Front Range, Danny Frank recently took time to examine how the fly fishing industry can manage sustainable growth, and identified three areas that need a makeover: water laws, conservation practices, and controlling social media. … more