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.

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Elects Dave Perkins New Chairman

Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis Vice Chairman Dave Perkins with a Martha’s Vineyard striper caught while sight-fishing on the flats.
Photo by Brice Contessa

[Editor’s Note: As most of you surely know, Orvis takes conservation very seriously—check out our 2013 Commitment pages if you haven’t already done so—so we are especially proud to announce this great news.]

At its spring meeting, the board of directors of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership elected David Perkins, vice chairman of The Orvis Company, to chair the. . .


A 1,000 Miles Campaign Update from Idaho’s Pole Creek

Written by:  R. Chad Chorney

Steelhead must travel hundreds of miles to reach Pole Creek. TU and Orvis are helping to ensure
that these gorgeous fish reach their spawning destinations.
Photo courtesy TU

[Editor’s note: Here’s an update on one of many projects being funded by the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign.]

In Idaho, chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout have all been listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. That’s the bad news.


Take Action to Protect Bristol Bay, and Register to Win a Trip to Alaska!

Written by: Phil Monahan

What better way to appreciate the wonder of Alaska than with a trip for two to Crystal Creek Lodge—2011 Orvis Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year—in the heart of Bristol Bay? All you have to do to enter the contest is take action to let the EPA know that you stand with millions of others against the proposed Pebble Mine. The video above explains why stopping this. . .