Category Archives: Conservation

Video Hatch: “Red Flat Nickel Mine Campaign”

The Oregon Water Resources Department has recently denied the application to develop nickel mining in the area from the Red Flat Nickel Corp. This short film from the Native Fish Society highlights what is at stake for the Smith River.

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Washington State Proposes Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention

Washington state fisheries officials have proposed a plan that would make retention of hatchery-raised steelhead mandatory in all streams in the Southwest area of the state, beginning in July 2015. “The proposal is designed to keep hatchery steelhead off spawning … more

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Video Hatch: “Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast (Official Trailer)”

This film from Russell Schnitzer and Alan Moore shows the importance of wild fish to not only anglers, but to the environment, culture and economy. The full-length film will soon be released and available via Wild Fish Works.

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Smithsonian on Saving Skagit Salmon

The Skagit River watershed is home to five species of wild Pacific salmon: chinook, chum, pink, sockeye and coho, as well as steelhead. However, all are facing a threatened future due to climate change, invasive species and habitat degradation. “The … more

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Video Hatch: “Browns Canyon-Colorado”

This film from Trout Unlimited shows the importance of protecting Browns Canyon with National Monument status.

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The Fifth International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium

The fifth annual International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium will be held November 7-8, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The two day event will feature top scientists and research as well as technique instructors and clinics. Read more in the … more

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US Forest Service Chief Responds to Commercial Filming Directives

A statement has been released from the U.S. Forest Service clarifying their position on a proposed directive for rules regarding commercial photography and filmmaking in designated wilderness areas. “The fact is, the directive pertains to commercial photography and filming only … more

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OWAA Statement on U.S. Forest Service Directive for Commercial Filming in Wilderness Areas

The Outdoor Writers Association has come out in strong opposition to a recent U.S. Forest Service proposal that would require media outlets to pay for special-use permits before they taking film or photography in federally designated wilderness areas. Read more … more

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AFFTA’s Position Statement on Magnuson Steven’s Act and H.R. 4742

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has issued a release of their position on Magnuson Steven’s Act and H.R. 4742, stating “H.R. 4742 does not reflect the conservation ethos that defines the character of the fly fishing industry and its … more

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Video Hatch: “Yellowstone Cutthroat Transmitters”

Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are outfitting Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout with radio transmitters. This informational film explains the work being done on the Greybull River, with the goal of understanding more about migration patterns and how natural …

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