I sat on the edge of the raft, watching the snags slip beneath us. There were thousands in the sixty miles of river, each of them clinging to twisted white bodies like the barbed wire of Verdun. Carcasses lined the shorelines like the aftermath of some apocalyptic battle.
Orvis has renewed its partnership with Trout Unlimited to reconnect more than 1,000 miles of fish habitat in streams throughout the United States, as CEO Perk Perkins and Vice Chairman David Perkins announced the company’s 2013 Customer Matching Grants for Conservation.
A national campaign to stop the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region is the top conservation priority for The Orvis Company, Inc., said CEO Perk Perkins and Vice Chairman David Perkins as they announced the company’s 2013 Customer Matching Grants for Conservation.
Today, Orvis announced four recipients of its annual Orvis Customer Matching Grants. This year’s grants are targeted to raise $430,000 or more for these projects, part of the company’s more than $1 million commitment to conservation and related causes this year.Orvis has awarded cash grants—used as matching funds to raise customer contributions up to equal amounts—to the following organizations…
One of the next projects to get under way thanks to funding from the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign is in a small Idaho tributary stream to Bear Lake, a large natural lake situated on the Utah-Idaho border about 100 miles north of. . .
[Editor’s Note: In 2011, Orvis offered financial support for an important project, run by the Trout Unlimited Home Rivers Initiative, to help restore habitat in the mountains of Idaho. Here’s a wrap-up of the work from project manager Matt Woodard.]
This recent project is geared toward restoring fish passage and eliminating entrainment (washing of sediment into the water) in the outgoing diversion ditches on both Diamond and Lanes Creeks, which come together to form the. . .