Category Archives: Conservation

Patagonia Retailers in Florida Contribute $25,000 to Bullsugar Alliance

Patagonia dealers from across the state of Florida have shown commitment to solving the water crisis in the Everglades, and have pulled together to make a $25,000 Patagonia Environmental Grant to Bullsugar Alliance. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Take Wild Steelhead Off Menu, Battle for Bull Trout, Benefits of Dam Removal

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement on the decision by Seafood Watch to list wild steelhead as a “good alternative” menu item. “We are concerned this draft is not based on the best available science,” writes … more

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Rights of a River

New Zealand parliament recently passed a bill granting the Whanganui River, a river in North Island, with the same legal rights as a person. “I know the initial inclination of some people will say it’s pretty strange to give a … more

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Saving the Everglades: “The Balance”

Saving the Everglades is the conservation focus for Orvis in 2017, and they have been joined by MidCurrent and other brands in getting behind long-overdue change in the management of south Florida’s precious wetlands. They led out strong with a …

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From the Invasive Species Action Network: Being a Clean Angler is More Important Than Ever

The Invasive Species Action Network reminds anglers to be vigilant with “Clean, Drain, Dry” practices to protect against invasive species. Read more in the press release below.  

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Tippets: Clean Water Rule Rollback, Future of the Pebble Mine, ‘Namgis First Nation and Wild Salmon, Mine Proposed on Chuitna River

President Trump’s attempts to roll back the Clean Water Rule, removing protections for small streams and wetlands, is bad news for anglers and fish. The only good news, writes Monte Burke, is “the process of rolling back this rule could … more

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Trump Orders Review Of Clean Water Rule

President Trump has taken action to roll back environmental regulations protecting waterways, ordering a review of the Waters of the U.S. rule, which specifies the streams and wetlands that the federal government can protect. Making new rules or undoing the … more

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Video Hatch: “For the Love of the Deschutes River”

The Coalition for the Deschutes is seeking filmmakers and storytellers to help the Deschutes River and document what it looks like when you “turn off” a river.

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Tippets: Trout Fishing & Toxic Waters, Financial Assessment of Pebble Deposit, B.C. Steelhead, Proposed Paradise Valley Mine

President Trump recently signed a bill nullifying the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, which was designed to further protect waterways from coal mining waste. “There is, of course, a public health element to this, too,” writes Monte Burke. … more

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Video Hatch: “The Kingdom’s Last Stand”

This short film from Joe Cummings of Drive On Media is a dirge for disappearing wild salmon populations, and the pledge to fight for their survival.

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