This blog highlights conservation issues we feel are important to fly fishers and others who love outdoor sports, and we cover the latest and most pressing environmental issues affecting wildlife habitat and resource conservation. Orvis believes that, if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources and environment, we must be willing to act to preserve them. Therefore, the company commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature.

Video: Trailer for “Watershed,” Narrated by Robert Redford


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s an excellent trailer for a documentary called “Watershed,” executive-produced and narrated by Robert Redford, that explores the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River. A few weeks ago, we posted about water users demonstrating to stop water diversions from the Upper Colorado, and Redford’s film explores the entire watershed. It’s thought-provoking stuff. You’ll be able to stream the entire documentary in May as part of the Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel Film Festival.

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Videos: Two Views on the Elwha Restoration Project


Written by: Phil Monahan

Return of the River 2.12.2012 from Jessica Plumb on Vimeo.

Here are two great videos that describe projects focused on the destruction of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams on Washington’s Elwha River last fall. Above is the trailer for an upcoming documentary film that will show how the river recovers. Below is the teaser for an “interactive documentary” that explores the largest dam removal in U.S. history. Through video, audio, and photography, meet conservationists, researchers, fishermen and. . .

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