Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Lead Ban Proposed in California, SkeenaWild App, Soda Butte Cutthroats, Colorado’s Groundbreaking Water Law

California anglers may be facing a lead ban, which would make putting split-shot and lead-eyed flies illegal. The drafted proposition by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control cites environmental damage and harm to bird populations as causes for concern. Via … more

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TU Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

Trout Unlimited has announced three new members to its board of trustees: Patsy Ishiyama, Steve Moss and K.C. Walsh. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they bring a mix of conservation expertise, fishing industry acumen and business management experience. Read more in … more

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Patagonia Hits Key Environmental Activism Milestones

Patagonia has announced their achievement of meeting three key milestones for environmental activism, demonstrating the environmental activism at the core of their business. Read more in the press release below.

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BTT Announces New Corporate Sponsor: YETI Coolers

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has announced YETI Coolers as their newest Corporate Sponsor. “Collaborations like these give the flats fishery a brighter future,” says BTT Director of Operations, Dr. Aaron Adams. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Flying Trees”

This short video highlights work on the Salmon River to improve critical spawning and rearing habitat for native fish. Via The Freshwater Trust.

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Bahamas Ready to Require Licenses

The director of The Department of Marine Resources for the Bahamas has announced that it has been “pretty much determined” that anglers will be required to buy licenses for fly fishing in the Bahamas, with the collected fees collected going … more

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Video Hatch: “Behind the Emerald Curtain”

This new film highlights the threats facing Oregon watersheds, due to outdated logging rules and regulations. Watch the trailer and take action here. Via Pacific Rivers. 

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Tippets: Origins of the Animas, The Land and Water Conservation Fund, Bonefish Decline, Montana Drought

In a piece in Orion Magazine, Jeff Snowbarger writes a short history of the Animas River and the San Juan region of Colorado. Post-Gold King Mine spill, “The River of Lost Souls flowed like liquid Hell. Its color reflected a … more

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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Announces New Executive Director

Jim McDuffie has been announced as new Executive Director of The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. McDuffie brings over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including with The Nature Conservancy. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Greenbacks in Zimmerman Lake, “Hoot Owl” Closures Lifted, Impact of Climate Change on Angling Opportunities

The only stocked population of Greenback Cutthroat Trout now reside in Zimmerman Lake, located in Colorado’s high country. Read a recent report of a trip there and the science-based reintroduction of Colorado’s native trout. Via Colorado Trout Unlimited. As fall … more

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