Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Floating Fish & Sinking Economy, Drugs Downstream, World Conservation Congress on Bristol Bay

The Yellowstone River fish die-off foreshadows the growing threat of climate change. This summer brought record low flows and high temperatures, and “In addition to threatening our outdoor heritage, these changes bear an economic cost.” Via Montana Wildlife Federation. An … more

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Tippets: Atlantic Salmon Recovery, The Lionfish Challenge, Alligator Gar & Asian Carp, Benbow Dam Removal

Ross Purnell reports on the work being done at the Peter Gray Hatchery to recover Atlantic salmon populations in Maine. Success with restoring salmon to the UK’s River Tyne is being followed as an example for US efforts as well. … more

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AFFTA Applauds Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Designation

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement applauding the recent designation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument located in Penobscot County in northern Maine. Read more in the press release below.

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The Parasite that Shut Down the Yellowstone

Microscopic parasitic jellyfish have been identified as the cause of the recent kill of tens of thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River, and trout could be next. The whitefish showed evidence of “proliferative kidney disease—the work of a highly … more

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Tippets: Colorado Compromise, Severe Storms and Striped Bass, Dams Diminish Insect Populations, Animas River Brook Trout Removed

In Colorado, a plan to divert more water from the Fraser river through the Moffat Tunnel and to the Denver metro Front Range is controversial. While a 2014 compromise between Grand County and Denver Water is being hailed as proof that … more

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Montana FWP Closes Yellowstone from Park to Laurel

Citing the sudden appearance of  Proliferative Kidney Disease, a serious illness that impacts both whitefish and trout, this morning Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Yellowstone from the Park’s northern boundary to Laurel, Montana, which is near Billings.  The closure affects all water-based … more

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Tippets: Deschutes Brewery and Water Conservation, Whitefish Found Dead in Yellowstone River, BTT Fin Clip Research, Connecticut River Dams Removed

The Deschutes Brewery has partnered with the Deschutes River Conservancy to save 1 billion gallons of the river’s water each year. “The brewery leases water rights that are not being used, directing the water back into the river.” Read more … more

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Video Hatch: “Fix Florida”

Once an angler’s paradise, Florida’s fisheries and environment are in environmental turmoil due to over a half century of urban and agricultural development, and water mismanagement. This short film from Costa tells the story, and provides information on what can …

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Tippets: Trail Work for Greenbacks, Return of Alligator Gar, Balancing Pelicans and Trout

Work to re-route trails near the Bear Creek population of greenback cutthroat trout will protect the creek from erosion and the unique population from sediment from the hiking and biking trails. Via The Colorado Springs Gazette. Alligator gar are being … more

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USFWS Plan to Expand Hunting, Fishing on Wildlife Refuges

USFWS Director Dan Ashe has announced a proposal that would provide increased public access for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges. Public comments on the changes are invited before Aug. 15, 2016. Read more in the press release below.

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