Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Lake Trout and Avian Collapse in Yellowstone, Power of a River to Change Minds, Salmon Rebounding on the Rogue

Invasive lake trout have severely diminished the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. Now, a ripple effect is being seen in bird species as well. The deep-dwelling lake trout are not readily available for bald eagles, and they are … more

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Protect Ocean Fisheries: Take Action Against H.R. 200

A new bill headed to The House of Representatives threatens the nation’s fisheries. H.R. 200, known as the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act of 2017,” would weaken many conservation measures already in place such as the … more

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Darby Winery and Wild Steelhead Coalition Launch Native Wine Collection

Darby Winery and the Wild Steelhead Coalition have joined forces to launce the Native Wine Coalition. For each bottle of Native Wine sold, twenty percent of proceeds will go to support wild steelhead conservation. Read more in the press release … more

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Tippets: Florida’s Red Tide, Gov. Walker Urges Suspension of Pebble Mine Project, Fish Farms to Require First Nations Approval

An aggressive red tide bloom in the waters of Southwest Florida has killed thousands of fish. “The ongoing red tide is a sign of the ‘new normal’ in Southwest Florida because too many nutrients are entering Florida’s estuaries and coasts … more

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RepYourWater Releases First Annual Sustainability Report

RepYourWater has released its first Annual Sustainability Report, which measures the environmental footprint of their operations, develops strategies to minimize the company’s environmental impact, and announces sustainability goals to reach by 2020. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Climate Change and Coldwater Fisheries, Closures Requested for Skeena Watershed, Green River Valley Gold Mine

A recent study published in the journal Science Magazine outlines the threat climate change poses to coldwater fisheries. “Trout are like canaries in a coal mine,” says lead author Clint Muhlfeld. “They are excellent indicators of disturbance, especially under climate change … more

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Fishpond Raises Awareness for Hoot Owl Closures

As summer temperatures increase, Fishpond is raising awareness of protecting fish when the water heats up. In Montana, “Hoot Owl” restrictions go into effect when water temps hit 73°F for three consecutive days, and closes down fishing between 2PM and … more

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American Rivers Receives Fisheries Fund Grant

American Rivers has been announced as the recipient of a $3,000 Fisheries Fund grant from the American Fly Fishing Trade Association. The funds will help in their work “removing invasive Russian olive trees along the Upper Yellowstone River and restoring … more

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Tippets: Reclaiming the Klamath, State of Populations from the ASF, Chesapeake Bay Health Scorecard

After a fish kill on the Klamath in 2002, the Yurok Tribe has taken a leadership role in getting the fishery back on track. Anna V. Smith writes about the work of Amy Cordalis, general counsel for the Yurok Tribe, … more

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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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