The Grand Canyon: Leave It As It Is

How’s this for magnificent?!
Photo by Thomas Blate

You may recall the lyrics from the old Joni Mitchell song, “They paved Paradise, they put up a parking lot…”. The Paradise at risk this time is nothing less than our own incomparable Grand Canyon! American Rivers reports that the Number 1 Most Endangered River in the USA is the Colorado in the Grand Canyon. This video explains why

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

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….

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Reef Ball Fact Sheet

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….

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Orvis Announces 2015 Customer Matching Grants

Orvis-TU 1,000 Miles Campaign
Photo by Trout Unlimited

This week, the Orvis Company announced the four recipients of its annual Customer Matching Grant program. Targeted to raise $360,000 or more, these grants are the cornerstone of. . .

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Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles: George Creek

George Creek culvert prior to replacement. Note width of outflow pool and overflow pipe, above right.
Photo by NNWC

George Creek Culvert Project – Nestucca River, Oregon

The Nestucca River on Oregon’s North Coast is a major producer of wild salmon (chinook, coho, chum) and trout (winter steelhead and coastal cutthroat). George Creek is a critical spawning and rearing tributary to the lower Nestucca used by all of these species.

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Petfinder: Hygiene Counts!

Photo by Humane Society of Delaware County

Say you’re a reasonably attractive plus-size dog who, through no fault of your own, ends up in a shelter. And although the staff at the shelter is very kind to you…

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Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles: Otter Creek Rehab

Otter Creek
Photo by Trout Unlimited

Otter Creek Culvert Replacement, Bear River watershed (Utah)

Otter Creek is a located within the Bear River watershed in northeastern Utah among rolling sage brush hillsides. It’s a wide-open and remote watershed…

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