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 Orvis/TU 1000 Miles Campaign: Indian Ford Creek

Written by Darek Staab


The culvert on Indian Ford Creek was too smal and served as a barrier to fish moving upstream.
Photo courtesy Trout Unlimited

[Editor’s Note: Orvis is partnering with its customers in a matching funds grant, with a goal of $180,000 to reconnect streams like Indian Ford Creek by repairing faulty culverts throughout the U.S. This year Orvis is donating $90,000 in matching funds so that every $100 you donate will. . .

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The Second Huge Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River Comes Down, Opening Miles of Habitat for Anadromous Fishes


Written by: Phil Monahan

Yesterday saw yet another step in the completion of the $62 million Penobscot River Restoration Project—a collaboration among the hydropower company that owned the river’s dams, state and federal officials, conservation groups, and. . .

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Video: Conservation Hawks’ “Immersion”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Back in April, at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, my friend Todd Tanner told me about a concept for a video that his organization, Conservation Hawks, was planning. It’s hard to figure out the best way to get a serious message across, and we discussed several options. Looks like they nailed it.

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Field Report: Healthy Farms = Cleaner Water


Written by: Phil Monahan

Recent research by Stroud Water Research Center shows that forested stream areas, like the one pictured above, remove 200-800% more nitrogen pollution than non-forested sections of the same streams.
Photo ©2010 by Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP

When you visit the Orvis Commitment page on orvis.com, down in the lower right is “Our Partner Spotlight,” which calls attention to one of the many organizations that the company supports. This month’s featured partner is The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), whose mission couldn’t be clearer: “to save the bay, and keep it saved.” Here is their latest update: . . .

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