Category Archives: Conservation

Video Hatch: “A River Worth Fighting For”

This short documentary from The Deschutes River Alliance explains how selective water withdrawal operations have impacted the health of the river and the community of Maupin, Oregon.

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Tippets: Endangered Status for Thompson Steelhead, EPA Suspends Clean Water Rule, Whirling Disease Found in Tennessee

Thompson River steelhead are now officially considered endangered under the Species At Risk Act in Canada. A recent assessment by The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has determined populations in the Thompson River and Chilcotin River to … more

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Emerger Strategies and Bonefish Tarpon Trust Announce Partnership Through 1% for the Planet

In 2017 Emerger Stragegies announced their commitment to 1% for the Planet, and for the coming year Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT) will be its nonprofit recipient for 2018. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Wild Waterways in the West, Costa Helps Clean Up The Keys, Flows on the Bighorn

A new report, “Disappearing Rivers,” details the Western US waterways threatened by development and pollution. “Water may be crucial for life in the West, but Westerners in 11 states have manipulated and trashed rivers to such an extent that half … more

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Call to Action for Florida Everglades

Now or Neverglades Declaration is a nonpartisan group of 20 like-minded and knowledgeable individuals and organizations working to find a solution to Florida’s water pollution problems. They have issued an urgent call to action for anglers to voice their concerns … more

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Tippets: Hatchery Threat to Wild Salmon, Taking Aim at the “Fish Bill,” Mine Tailings and Fish-Bearing Streams

Scientists have long warned that hatchery salmon threaten wild populations through competition of resources and by mixing genetically. However, new research points to a new threat: oxygen levels. “Their presence in some streams contributes to low-oxygen conditions that culminate in die-offs … more

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Native Fish Coalition

A newly formed non-profit group, the Native Fish Coalition, will focus on conservation of native fish in Maine, New Hampsire, and Vermont, with emphasis “on information, education, research, regulations, restoration and reclamation.” Read more in the press release below. 

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Tippets: EPA Upholds Protections for Bristol Bay, Road Approved Through Alaskan Wildlife Refuge

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has released a statement announcing that restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay will not be withdrawn. “This decision neither deters nor derails the application process of Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed project. The project proponents … more

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Emerger Strategies Presents: “The Sustainable Angler”

Emerger Strategies has announced a new blog series focused on climate change and other environmental issues. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Offshore Drilling Bad News for Anglers, Pebble Partnership Application, Climate Change and Dead Zones

The Trump administration has announced it will open most offshore waters for drilling and anglers should be concerned, writes Monte Burke. “It’s now time to sit up and pay attention now. Sign petitions. Call your local Congressmen and women. Stand … more

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