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Tippets: Broken Promise of Hatcheries, Boundary Waters Mines Rejected, Montana Quiet Waters Initiative

In a recent article Kurt Beardslee writes about the broken promise of fish hatcheries. “In a cruel irony, the government’s solution to wild fish loss has been a century-long ecological and genetic war on wild salmon and steelhead.” Via The … more

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AFFTA Fisheries Fund Supports New Projects

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Fisheries Fund has announced the support of two new grants: The South Florida National Parks Trust and the Snake River Waterkeeper. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: New Management for Tongass Waters and Fish, Dams in the West, Wildfires Threaten Angling, Protect Wild Fish

The U.S. Forest Service has announced a finalized amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Management, which includes measures for protecting more than 70 salmon and trout streams within Southeast Alaska’s 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. Read the full plan and … more

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Tippets: Klamath Dam Removal, Roads and Bull Trout, BTT Tagging Program, Dworshak Dam Fish Kill

Dams aren’t the only reason salmon, trout and other fish need help on the Klamath. But dam removal certainly will help. Molly Peterson examines the watershed ecosystem via KQED. Following a lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians, federal officials … more

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Video Hatch: “Wilderness”

Studiocanoe studies presents a gorgeous short film based on the writings of naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir, filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

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Tippets: Colorado Delta and the Tortuava, Aquatic Mussels Detected in Montana, Gila Trout Facts, Menominee River Mine Proposal

The endangered Tortuava is a member of the drum species native to the northern Sea of Cortez, and Jonathan Wright reports on how revitalizing the Colorado River Delta could help this species. “A thriving ecosystem in the Colorado Delta could … more

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Tippets: Pebble Mine Contamination Review, Snake River Dams, Preference in Choosing Mates

An independent scientific report commissioned by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay revealed on-going contamination, including failure to properly close and reclaim past drill wells, by the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine. “Pebble has broken rules and promises in … more

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Video Hatch: “I Am Conservation”

This trailer for a film from Soul River explores what happens “when you merge inner-city youth and veterans together on a once-in-a-lifetime deployment to the top of the world’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”

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Tippets: Shoshone River Sediment Spill, Colorado River Humpback Chubs, Upper Columbia River Fall Closure, Jewell Backs Klamath River Dam Removal

The Shoshone River east of Cody, Wyoming has filled with sediment and is causing widespread fish kills. The cause is thought to have been when Willwood Irrigation workers flushed water from the Willwood Dam between Cody and Powell. Via Wyoming … more

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Video Hatch: “Blueheads & Bonnevilles”

The Western Native Trout Initiative, Desert Fish Habitat Partnership, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Trout Unlimited, and others in the Weber River Partnership joined forces to fund habitat projects on the Weber River near Ogden, Utah. This film celebrates the …

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