Tippets: Deschutes Brewery and Water Conservation, Whitefish Found Dead in Yellowstone River, BTT Fin Clip Research, Connecticut River Dams Removed

  • The Deschutes Brewery has partnered with the Deschutes River Conservancy to save 1 billion gallons of the river’s water each year. “The brewery leases water rights that are not being used, directing the water back into the river.” Read more about the brewery’s conservation work via Gear Junkie.
  • More than 1,000 whitefish have been found dead in the Yellowstone River. State officials aren’t sure of the cause, but fish have been taken to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fish health center in Bozeman for testing. Via The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
  • For years the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has been collecting bonefish fin clip samples. And while the studies are aimed at increasing knowledge of DNA connectivity in bonefish populations, “the main intent of this study is to give us a genetic map of the bonefish populations in these different places to help prioritize and guide our approach to management of the fisheries.”
  • Seven dams in the upper Connecticut River basin are scheduled to be removed, opening 140 miles of Eastern brook trout spawning habitat in New Hampshire and Vermont. “We believe removing old dams that are no longer serving a useful purpose is the best and most cost-effective way to restore the cold water tributaries of the Connecticut River,” said watershed council director Andrew Fisk. Via MassLive.
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