Tippets: Honoring Victor Atiyeh, Choosing Lenses, Pollution of Midwest Streams

August 1, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Former Oregon governor  Victor Atiyeh was also an involved fly angler and conservationist. He was instrumental in purchasing the lower section of the Deschutes and creating the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Atiyeh recently passed away, and an exhibition of papers, photographs and other artifacts belonging to Atiyeh will open at the Pacific University Library beginning Friday, Oct. 4.
  • Different lighting conditions call for difference color lenses. Kent Klewein explains how to properly equip yourself and your eyes for time spent on the water in low to high light conditions.
  • A new study from the USGS found levels of insecticides similar to nicotine, also known as neonicotinoids, in streams throughout the Midwest. “Neonicotinoid insecticides are receiving increased attention by scientists as we explore the possible links between pesticides, nutrition, infectious disease, and other stress factors in the environment,” said USGS scientist Kathryn Kuivila.