Category Archives: Conservation

Army Corps Denies Permit for Pebble Mine. Alaska’s Bristol Bay May Be Saved

It’s not over, but the edge in Alaska’s Pebble Mine controversy has definitely swung toward the side of common sense. Today, the Trump administration shifted its stance on Pebble Mine and delayed a key permit that’s essential to the mine’s … Continue reading

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Patagonia’s “It’s All Homewater” Volume 3: Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness

I haven’t fished the Boundary Waters. Had a chance to last year and opted out. I’ll regret that for a long time, for sure. Like, the rest of my life. Being a fan of adventure, often solo, and the need … Continue reading

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You Have To Do This! Last Chance to Save Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine.

I’d rather fish than defend fisheries, although the two go hand-in-hand and you can’t have one without the other. That becomes more evident each day. One of the greatest issues in fishing is the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. This … Continue reading

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Best Coffee For Fly Fishing: Early Riser Makes Its Case

You can find and buy good coffee almost anywhere these days, by the cup or the bag. Grocery store, retail coffee chain, online . . . caffein is everywhere and I’m a sucker for it, too. I prefer not to … Continue reading

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Blow Up The Dams—Patagonia airs Dam Nation for Free on YouTube

As most of you know, dams are death to fish and it would be nice if we could get those barriers on Washington’s and Idaho’s Snake River out of the way. That would help to restore fish runs on the … Continue reading

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Restoring Rio Grande Cutthroats

Trout Unlimited is taking a unique approach to generating an economy in a small New Mexico town called Questa. This town was driven by mining activity beginning in the 1800s and continuing through 2014, until a local Molybdenum shut down, leaving … Continue reading

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Clearwater River Closing for Steelhead

To date, steelhead returns for 2019 are approximately 11 percent of the 10-year-average at Lower Granite Dam. From Eric Crawford, Trout Unlimited:  The Idaho Fish and Game Commission announced today that they would be closing the Clearwater River to steelhead … Continue reading

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized

From Backcountry Hunters and Anglers here in Missoula, Montana. This is a group, among many groups, that you should support. However, if you can’t support many, chip some dollars in here. If you do so, you’l support an effort that … Continue reading

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TRCP and On X Maps Team Up for Public Lands

Two great Missoula, Montana-based groups are backing this effort, one being the Theadore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the other being On X Maps. I’ve encountered this situation—of not being able to get at public land because it’s surrounded by private … Continue reading

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Washington State Steelhead License Plates

In much of Washington, wild steelhead are listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. The above quote came from an article announcing the availability of Washington State’s new steelhead themed license plates, which are available for $28 bucks … Continue reading

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