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Tippets: Bristol Bay in Review, Trout in the Classroom, Fishy Roundup, Restricting New Mexico’s Public Access

January 6, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • While the fight to protect Bristol Bay has taken positive turns, it isn’t a win yet. Joel Reynolds runs down developments of the past year in a recent post on Switchbaord. Via NRDC.
  • Students in Western North Carolina classrooms are learning about chemistry, fish, and water quality through Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program sponsored by the Tuckaseigee Chapter of TU.  “It helps connect my students to a resource that they may take for granted and gives them an insight into the natural world,” says educator Ben Davis. Via Smoky Mountain News.
  • From native cutthroats in the West, to the return of alewives in Eastern rivers, read Matt Miller’s year-end roundup of the top ten stories about fish on Cool Green Science, The Nature Conservancy.
  • With the passing of Senate Bill 226, the battle for public access to waterways is ongoing in New Mexico. “Passing laws to remove rights is the essence of anti-democracy,” says New Mexico Wildlife Federation Executive Director Garrett VeneKlasen. “If we don’t stand-up together, we’re going to lose our incredible heritage in a single generation.” Read more from Matthew Copeland, via Stalking the Seam.