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.

An Urgent Call to Help Save Wild Tigers

Written by: Phil Monahan

Tiger numbers are dwindling due to habitat loss and poaching.

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Around the world, tiger numbers are at an all-time low—dropping from 100,000 to as few as 3,200 over the last century. Demand for tiger parts in some Asian countries is resulting in poaching and trade that will empty forests of. . .


Video: Bristol Bay Treasure

Written by: Phil Monahan

Bristol Bay Treasure from Renewable Resources Foundation on Vimeo.

Here’s a great video from the Renewable Resources Foundation that explains how important sockeye salmon are to the entire ecosystem of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The video makes no mention of the proposed Pebble Mine project, which threatens salmon stocks, but anyone who understands what’s at risk will surely see how. . .


Report from May 31 EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Public Hearing

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About half the crowd that attended last night’s important EPA hearing in Seattle.

photo by Leland Miyawaki

Last night, approximately 300 people gathered at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle for a meeting hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to present information and hear thoughts about the draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment that EPA has released for public review and comment. This meeting was one of a series of public meetings to be held during the public comment period and the only. . .