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Conservation

Pebble CEO Resigns Due to Leaked Tapes

Tom Collier, the CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership - the group trying to put a mine on the headwaters of Bristol Bay - has resigned, reports Field & Stream.  Collier resigned after tapes leaked by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) revealed that Collier and the other Pebble executives don't plan on ending the mining operations in Bristol...

Save the "Horny" Fish

With a headline like that, this article from Fly Lords Mag caught my attention immediately. Despite the title, it's actually a serious piece of writing, with great information on what the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is doing to help preserve and protect populations of permit. You can read the article in full here.

Fishpond Holds Auction for Belize Fly Fishing

Fishpond is a name most of us anglers associate with high-quality packs and nets. But soon enough, it'll be a name we all recognize for their impressive efforts to help keep the fly fishing industry alive and thriving. As of September 15, Fishpond is holding an online auction, with all the proceeds going to benefit the fly fishing industry in Belize. Per...

15 Fish in 15 Weeks

Earlier this year, we reported on the All Fish All Oklahoma Fly Fishing Challenge put on by Trout Unlimited Chapter 420. The goal of the event was for anglers to catch 15 species of fish in Oklahoma in 15 weeks. The event is over, and Kelly Bostian from the Tulsa World penned a great recap of his adventures across the state this summer. You can read it in...

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Pebble Permit

As reported yesterday by Hatch Magazine, Politico, and other sources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally announced that they won't allow Pebble Mine to move forward. In a stunning reversal, the Corps said that the Pebble Mine Project, as currently proposed, "could have substantial environmental impacts within the unique Bristol Bay watershed and...

Trump Administration Set to Stop or Pause Pebble

According to reports from Hatch Magazine and Politico, the Trump administration is set to either completely stop, or at the very least, hit "pause" on the permitting process for Pebble Mine. The proposed mine would be located on the headwaters of the best sockeye salmon fishery in the world, in Bristol Bay, Alaska. You can read more of the details here.

The Good American Outdoors Act

In his most recent piece over at Hatch Magazine, Chad Shmukler echoes some of the same sentiments and concerns I shared a few weeks ago about the Great American Outdoors Act. Mainly, Shmukler argues that funding conservation with money generated from oil and gas development on federal land is a "deal with the devil." While I don't agree with all of what...

Are Bears Showing Us New Salmon Streams?

This is one of those stories that gives me hope for the future of conservation. As you can read in Chris Hunt's latest piece in Hatch Magazine, there's a strong possibility that Arctic grizzly bears are showing us new, heretofore undocumented salmon streams in Alaska's Brooks Range. I'll share this quote from the article, then I strongly suggest you go...

Idaho Judge Hands Public Lands a Win

It's not often that we get to share stories about judges deciding in favor of public lands, but one county judge in Idaho did just that. Blaine County district judge Ned Williamson ruled that the "No Parking" signs erected by the Fly Heart Ranch HOA violated the public's constitutional access to the Big Wood River near Hailey, Idaho, according to an article...

Drilling Plan Finalized for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On Monday, the Trump administration announced plans to allow the sale of oil and gas leases on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. While the move is certain to draw lawsuits from conservation groups, it's disconcerting to see such essential habitat for wildlife like polar bears, caribou, and foxes potentially up for grabs to the highest bidder...