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.

Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles: Nason Brook, Woodlawn Cemetery Culvert


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Woodlawn Cemetery culvert, pre-Irene
Photo by Greg Russ

Suppose you had a faulty culvert that was all set to be retrofitted to improve fish passage, and suppose a particularly tempestuous storm called Irene came to call! Courtesy of our friends at Trout Unlimited, here’s the story of what happened to the Woodlawn Cemetery culvert on Nason Brook in Rochester, VT under just those circumstances….

Read More  »

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Reef Ball Fact Sheet


Written by: Daryl Kenny

A curious sea bass checks out one of CBF’s reef balls
Photo by CBF

For the second year in a row, an Orvis Customer Matching Grant has been awarded to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Restoration program. Oysters are one on Mother Nature’s most efficient water filters, and through the increase of their numbers and health, the health of the Bay is being reclaimed….

Read More  »

Video: A Cool Timelapse of How a Culvert Project Creates More Trout Habitat


Written by: Daryl Kenny

One of the happy, healthy residents of Fish Creek
Photo by Trout Unlimited

Check out this amazing timelapse video of the repair of a wildly dysfunctional culvert on Fish Creek, UT. For more information on how Orvis is partnering with Trout Unlimited to. . .

Read More  »