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.

Watch the “Frontline” Episode on Pebble Mine


Written by: Phil Monahan

Watch Alaska Gold on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch PBS’s “Frontline” last night, they’ve put the whole thing online. This is a great exploration of the issues involved, both pro- and anti-mine. But there’s plenty here to scare the crap out of anyone who understands how valuable the Bristol bay ecosystem is for salmon, trout, and ever other species in the region. Take some time tonight or over the next few days to watch this, and if you feel. . .

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PBS’s “Frontline” Covers Pebble Mine Tonight!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Watch Alaska Gold Preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Pebble Mine is receiving a lot of attention from the national press of late. Two weeks ago, Dan Rather reported live from King Salmon, Alaska, with a panel of experts. (You can dowload the program here for $1.99) Tonight, television’s best investigative-journalism show, PBS’s “Frontline,” takes a hard look at the issues raised by the proposed open-pit mine. The episode, called “Treasure Hunting: The Battle Over Alaska’s Mega Mine,” lays out the. . .

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Video: Good News for the Elwha River


Written by: Phil Monahan

Return of the River trailer, April 2012 from Jessica Plumb on Vimeo.

Earlier this year, we posted a trailer for Jessica Plumb’s upcoming documentary “Return of the River,” which explores the events leading up to and the ramifications of the removal of two dams on Washington’s Elwha River. Here’s a longer version that gets deeper into. . .

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Video: Trailer for new Felt Soul Media Film “DamNation”


Written by: Phil Monahan

DamNation | Trailer from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.

Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, better known as
Felt Soul Media
, have released a trailer for their upcoming film, DamNation. The film itself won’t be available until early next year, but it’s clear from the trailer that it will address both sides of the dam-removal debate head on. Here’s a passage from the online synopsis: . . .

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