Tippets: Sporting Presidents, Dams and Development, How to Make Your Own Boat Box, Google Goes Backcountry

October 29, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • In honor of the election year, Sportsmans Channel  has compiled a list of the Great Eight “Sportsman” U.S. Presidents. Including photographs and brief biographies, the list proves and interesting and worthy read, reflecting back on a shared legacy.
  • At the University of Southampton’s International Centre for Ecohydraulics Research (ICER), Biologist Dr Paul Kemp leads a team of researchers in studying fish behavior specifically in populations near dams in order to keep them away from from turbines and intake systems.
  • If you’re in the market for a boat box, check out a great how-to by Chris at Many a Fish.
  • Spinning off its popular “street view,” Google is taking its image mapping into the backcountry. Beginning in the Grand Canyon and moving on to other “iconic, cultural, historical locations that are not accessible by road is where we want to go,” said Ryan Falor, product manager at Google.