Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Signs of Climate Change on Montana’s Rivers, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Beaver Populations an Ally for The West

Signs of climate changes are evident on the most famous rivers in Montana. In a recent article on High Country News, Meera Subramanian examines the politics of anglers and climate change, which “is having a profound influence on flyfishing, from … more

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Keepemwet Fishing Receives Fisheries Fund Grant

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced Keepemwet Fishing as a recipient of a Fisheries Fund grant, to support their work on education about catch-and-release and proper fish handling techniques. Read more in the press release below.

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Gordy & Sons Outfitters Sponsors Inaugural Year of BTT Texas Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project

Gordy & Sons Outfitters and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust have announced the launch of the BTT Texas Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project. This will expand the original tagging project to include the Texas coastline and help scientists to gather more information … more

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Tippets: Wild and Scenic River Act, The Greenland Agreement, Virus Moves from Farmed to Wild Salmon

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River act, conservation organizations and outdoor businesses have come together in support of the 5,000 Miles of Wild initiative, which aims to designate 5,000 new miles of rivers as Wild … more

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Tippets: Creating a Sustainable Colorado River, Greenland Halts Commercial Salmon Fishing, First Quantum Deals Blow to Pebble Mine

The Colorado River provides water to agriculture and much of Colorado’s growing Front Range, at great cost to the river itself. American Rivers’ Director of the Colorado River Basin Program Matt Rice pens an op-ed about current and proposed collaborations … more

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Tippets: Kings of Alaska’s Frontier, Elk River Restoration, NOAA and the Endangered Species Act

Alaska’s Yukon River is home to the longest salmon run in the world. However, in recent years the numbers of salmon has been on the decline. Adam Weymouth traveled four months along the Yukon, following the salmon’s journey.  “The king … more

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BHA Adds Four New U.S. Chapters

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has announced the formation of four new BHA chapters across the country. The new chapters are located in Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio. Read more in the press release below.

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NoworNeverglades: Important Update

NoworNeverglades has released a statement praising the progress made on the EAA southern reservoir and calling for congress to authorize and fund the project, which is projected to help reduce toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee and increase clean water flows. … more

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Tippets: Keeping Alaska Salmon Country, Snake River Dam Releases Criticized, Pollution from B.C. to Montana

From native elders to commercial fisherman, and environmentalists to recreational anglers, these groups all agree that a Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay would be a disaster for their ways of life. In this impassioned article, Jenny Weis writes about the … more

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Tippets: Patagonia Takes on Federal Government, Colorado River Faces Record Low Runoff, Puget Sound Salmon on Drugs

Patagonia has always been outspoken in their support of environmental causes. But since the beginning of the Trump administration, the company has increased their activity in messaging about the environment. From Yvon Chouinard as an unlikely CEO, to the recent … more

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