Category Archives: Conservation

Colorado’s Front Range Trout Hurt by Flood Repair

Floods devastated the Front Range of Colorado in the fall of 2013. Now, one year later, roads have been repaired but the reality of what the infrastructure has done to trout habitat and populations is stark, with many trout relocating … more

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Prehistoric Hunter Habits May Have Shrunk Fish

While anglers are famous for story and size embellishment, the earliest fishermen may have not had to tell tall tales. After examining remains of prehistoric fish dinners in the northern Spain region, researchers have found the average size of Atlantic … more

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing the Huron”

This short documentary film features Mike Schultz of Schultz Outfitters and the work put into developing and protecting the Huron River fishery. Via the Huron River Watershed Council.

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Trout Unlimited Essay Contest on Wild Steelhead

Now through November 11, Trout  Unlimited is accepting submissions to their Wild Steelhead Essay Contest.  Essays must focus on wild steelhead and must be no more than 500 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and a spot in an upcoming … more

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Trout Unlimited on San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

The San Gabriel Mountains have been designated as a national monument. Trout Unlimited is praising the decision, “which should help protect and enhance the unique fishing and hunting opportunities in the San Gabriel Mountains.” Read more in the press release … more

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Offshore Habitat

The intersection of human development and wildlife habitat are usually at severe odds. However, new research reveals that 27 offshore oil rigs in California provide outstanding marine habitat. “There’s an opportunity to put out structures that maximize fisheries and conservation … more

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Video Hatch: “Skeena River Estuary: Heart of the Skeena”

The Skeena River Estuary provides critical salmon habitat, which is in danger from industrial development in the area. This short film highlights what’s at stake. Via SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.

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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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