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.
The case in Virginia hinges on the question of whether or not landowners also own the river.
photo by Beau Beasley
Editor’s Note: Author and conservation writer Beau Beasley first broke the story of a fly angler in Virginia being sued for fishing on what the state claims is public property, and we have posted about it twice (here and here). He has covered the lawsuit North /South vs Crawford from the beginning, and his open letter to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has brought much needed light to several questions concerning anglers that fish in Virginia waters. He has agreed to allow Orvis News to post his letter, and provided us a response from VDGIF. The author can be reached through his website.
First, here’s Beau’s Open letter: . . .
James Prosek paints fish from life as a way to help preserve them.
photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy
In the course of putting together this week’s Friday Film Festival, I ran across several great videos with conservation themes, so I thought I’d do a mini Conservation Film festival over on this blog. I hope you enjoy the videos.
Although Pebble Mine gets most of the press, it’s important to remember that there are many fragile watersheds under siege from mining and exploration interests. Perhaps we need to have a larger discussion of mines, in terms of “how many and where,” as Wade Davis suggests here.