Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Patagonia’s Chouinard and Public Lands, Farmed Salmon in the Skagit, Soda Butte Creek Mine Cleanup

In the escalating fight over public lands, Utah Representative Rob Bishop has invited Yvon Chouinard to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee. “Despite Bishop’s language pointing toward having a dialogue,” writes J. Weston Phippen, “he’s clearly luring Chouinard and … more

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Video Hatch: “A Public Lands Story”

In this short film from Russ Schnitzer and Josh Duplechian, Jeff Laszlo, owner and operator of Granger Ranches in Montana, talks about the importance of public lands.

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Tippets: Wildfires & Water, North America’s Largest Marine Reserve

As water use worries grow, so does the use of fire retardants to fight wildfires. However these chemicals come with harmful side effects and scant regulation. “The chemicals, largely consist of ammonia compounds, are known toxins to fish and other … more

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Florida Keys Angling Associations Receive First Grants from IGFA Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund

The Guides Trust Foundation and Islamorada Charter Boat Association have been announced as the first grant recipients from the International Game Fish Association’s Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund. Read more in the press release below.  

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RepYourWater Teams Up With Beyond the Pond

The new Driftless Area 2.0 hat from RepYourWaters will help support conservation work in the Drifless Area. One percent of sales from the hat will go to Beyond the Pond, a 501c3 non-profit organization for the National Fish Habitat Partnership. … more

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Tippets: EPA Drops Mining Clean Up Rule, Mangroves and Climate Change, Mining in Southwest Oregon

The Trump administration will no longer require “mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution,” reports Matthew Brown in The Chicago Tribune. Even though “The U.S. mining industry has a long history of abandoning … more

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Speak Out for the Boundary Waters

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement in support of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, urging anglers to raise their voice in support and concern. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Hydroelectric Dam Licensing, Killing Lake Trout in Yellowstone, Walleye in The Deschutes

A bill that would speed up approval of construction and re-licensing of hydroelectric dams recently passed the U.S. House by a 257-to-166 vote, with 26 Democrats joining the GOP to push the proposal forward. “Sharon Bosley, executive director of the conservation … more

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Saving Thompson River Steelhead

This year, only 200 wild steelhead are expected to return to the Thompson River. “To think that human impact might forever erase these creatures from our planet is devastating,” writes Russell Miller. “Simply put, there is no place on earth like … more

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Navigability of the Weber River Affirmed by Utah Supreme Court

The Utah Supreme Court has ruled in favor of public access, and affirmed that the beds and banks of the Weber River “where it crosses the property at issue in this case” should be open to public use. Read more … more

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