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.

NOW Is the Time to Comment on the EPA’s Updated Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment!


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a revised version of “An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska.” This is what’s called the “second external review draft,” and the agency will accept public comment on it until. . .

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Taking the Pebble Mine Battle to Washington


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Nushagak River drainage is just one of the fragile, vital watersheds
threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine project.
photo courtesy fishermenforbristolbay.org

Alaskans representing the voices of local residents, commercial fishermen, sportsmen, Alaska Natives, and business owners have descended on Washington this week to push for action on the stalled EPA process to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska’s sockeye salmon fishery and save 14,000 American jobs. The Pebble Mine, proposed by from a foreign mining conglomerate, will generate up to 10 billion tons of toxic waste at the headwaters of one of America‚Äôs most productive fisheries.

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The Orvis Angler’s Choice Award to Benefit American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers


Written by: Kathleen Moore

Our friends at American Rivers have released their annual list of The Ten Most Endangered Rivers in America, and the heart-wrenching video above highlights the river that topped the list – The Colorado.

At Orvis, we know the importance of protecting and restoring our nation’s rivers and streams, which is why we were proud to sponsor this report for the fourth consecutive year. In order to celebrate these rivers and spread awareness of their endangered status, we’re asking you to vote for your favorite among the ten

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FishEyeGuy Launches Kickstarter to Photograph Fisheries Threatened by Pebble Mine


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you’ve been poking around the Internet for long enough, you’ve surely run across images of trout by Pat Clayton, a.k.a. the FishEyeGuy. His astonishingly clear underwater shots show us our quarry in an entirely new light: in their own element. What he goes through for every shot speaks to his commitment…

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