Tippets: Farm Bill Help, Leaders & Tippets, Yellowstone’s Cutthroat Trout

May 31, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • A federal initiative in the Farm Bill program provides financial support and incentives for farmers to take action to improve the health of Great Lakes rivers, streams and wetlands. “The program will help bolster Great Lakes restoration efforts at a time when we’re seeing a lot of inspiring results—yet also understand that there’s much more work to do,” says  Todd Ambs, director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.
  • The right leader and tippet can have significant impact on the success (or lack thereof) of a day on the water. Todd Tanner tackles the subject, simplifying what you need to know about brands, material, and weight.
  • Thanks to intensive research and control efforts, populations of invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake are declining. “The Yellowstone native cutthroats are as integral to Yellowstone’s larger ecosystem as bison and grizzlies,” says Jack Williams, senior scientist for Trout Unlimited. “And they’re one of the most significant populations of native trout in the world.”