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Conservation

King Salmon Run Lowest Ever Recorded

The Yukon king salmon run is now at its lowest point ever recorded, according to a new article in The Guardian. Chinook salmon numbers are down 95% compared to previous years. The absence of salmon is, of course, causing devastating ecological effects. It's also impacting a First Nation, which is the focus of this story in The Guardian. This story...

EPA Announces Recommended Determination for Bristol Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its formal Recommended Determination for Bristol Bay, which would prohibit mine waste in rivers throughout the Bristol Bay region, per a press release from Trout Unlimited. This move marks the biggest step forward for enshrining permanent protections for Bristol Bay under the Clean Water Act, a move...

Bajio's Project Rooster

Bajio Sunglasses has a unique conservation opportunity available for anyone who's willing to buy one of their Rooster Hats. When you purchase a Rooster Hat, $10 of the proceeds goes towards paying one worker for a full day of trash removal on the beaches of Xcalak, Mexico. You can learn more about the project here.

Klamath River Dam Removal Approved

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) officially gave approval to a plan that will remove the lower four dams on the Klamath River, according to ABC. This is the largest dam removal project in American history. Dam removal will reopen some 300 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat throughout the Klamath drainage. You can read more about the dam...

New Mines Potentially Impact Alaska Salmon

According to this well-done story from Becki Robins at Undark, new active mines, exploratory projects, and proposed mines threaten salmon habitat near Alaska's Inside Passage. You can read all of Robins' story here.

Salmonfly Questions

In this story over in The Drake, Beau Davis dives into the question of why salmonflies are disappearing from so many streams throughout the Mountain West. It's an interesting, albeit scary, problem that seems to have few, if any, answers. You can read the story here.

Fishpond, American Rivers Launch New Net

Fishpond - maker of some of the best nets and packs in the fly fishing industry - has partnered with American Rivers to launch a new product that directly gives back to the places where us anglers live, play, and work. The Fishpond Nomad Mid-Length River Armor American Rivers Edition Net (yes, it's a mouthful) is a collaboration that amplifies American...

Bajio Launches Shop for the Shallows

Bajio Sunglasses has launched a new conservation initiative that lasts through December 31, 2022. The initiative, dubbed Shop for the Shallows, donates proceeds from a purchase to one of five conservation projects that customers can choose from upon checkout. For more information on Shop for the Shallows, see the below excerpt from a Bajio press release...

Oil Leaks into Snake River

A malfunction in the turbine system at Little Goose Dam in Washington resulted in 300 to 600 gallons of oil leaking into the Snake River, per Courtney Flatt at KUOW. Up to 600 gallons of oil were released into the Snake River before dam personnel were made aware of the leak. The leak has since been fixed. You can read more about this story here.

Saving Europe's Rarest Fish

The rarest fish in Europe is found in a single river in Romania. The asprete is as old as the dinosaurs, but on the brink of extinction. In this fantastic story from Euro News, you can learn more about this incredible fish, and the efforts underway to help save it. Read the story here.