Category Archives: Conservation

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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Video Hatch: “The Lifecycle of Dams”

There are over 1,400 dams in California, which alter its streams and rivers. These dams are the biggest factor in the decline of native salmon and steelhead.  This video from California Trout highlights the work being done to restore ecosystems …

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Tippets: Broken Promise of Hatcheries, Boundary Waters Mines Rejected, Montana Quiet Waters Initiative

In a recent article Kurt Beardslee writes about the broken promise of fish hatcheries. “In a cruel irony, the government’s solution to wild fish loss has been a century-long ecological and genetic war on wild salmon and steelhead.” Via The … more

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AFFTA Fisheries Fund Supports New Projects

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Fisheries Fund has announced the support of two new grants: The South Florida National Parks Trust and the Snake River Waterkeeper. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: New Management for Tongass Waters and Fish, Dams in the West, Wildfires Threaten Angling, Protect Wild Fish

The U.S. Forest Service has announced a finalized amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Management, which includes measures for protecting more than 70 salmon and trout streams within Southeast Alaska’s 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. Read the full plan and … more

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Tippets: Klamath Dam Removal, Roads and Bull Trout, BTT Tagging Program, Dworshak Dam Fish Kill

Dams aren’t the only reason salmon, trout and other fish need help on the Klamath. But dam removal certainly will help. Molly Peterson examines the watershed ecosystem via KQED. Following a lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians, federal officials … more

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Video Hatch: “Wilderness”

Studiocanoe studies presents a gorgeous short film based on the writings of naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir, filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

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Tippets: Colorado Delta and the Tortuava, Aquatic Mussels Detected in Montana, Gila Trout Facts, Menominee River Mine Proposal

The endangered Tortuava is a member of the drum species native to the northern Sea of Cortez, and Jonathan Wright reports on how revitalizing the Colorado River Delta could help this species. “A thriving ecosystem in the Colorado Delta could … more

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Tippets: Pebble Mine Contamination Review, Snake River Dams, Preference in Choosing Mates

An independent scientific report commissioned by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay revealed on-going contamination, including failure to properly close and reclaim past drill wells, by the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine. “Pebble has broken rules and promises in … more

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Video Hatch: “I Am Conservation”

This trailer for a film from Soul River explores what happens “when you merge inner-city youth and veterans together on a once-in-a-lifetime deployment to the top of the world’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”

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