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.

Salmon & Trout Victory: Major Breakthrough on Phosphate


Written by: Daryl Kenny

The UK’s lovely River Itchen
Photo by Salmon & Trout Association

We were delighted to learn from our friends and colleagues in the UK that, thanks in no small part to the work of the Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT), for the first time ever, the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has decided to limit phosphate discharges into the legendary River Itchen. This is an important step…

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1,000 Miles: Moose Run Post-Irene


Written by: Daryl Kenny

A severely perched culvert
Photo by Colin Lawson

Prior to Tropical Storm Irene (TSI), the Moose Run road stream crossing on Nason Brook was a 35-foot long, 4-foot corrugated metal pipe located 2.35 miles upstream from the mainstem of the White River in Rochester, Vermont. The culvert washed out completely due to severe flooding…

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Chesapeake Bay Infographic: What’s the Deal with Oysters?


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a recipient of a 2014 Orvis Customer Matching Grant. Their recent blog features some interesting facts on why oysters are such a vital part of the Bay ecosystem. To learn more about this program (or if you’d like Orvis to match your donation, dollar for dollar), visit CBF.

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