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.

Wednesday Wake-Up Call 09.12.18: Action Alert!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Protecting the Everglades by restoring the southward flow of water is vital to the region’s health.
Photo by Mac Stone

The House Votes on the Everglades Reservoir Tomorrow! We have been fighting for two years to gain funding for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 07.18.18


Written by: Phil Monahan

Toxic cyanobacteria is being discharged from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers.
Photo via captainsforcleanwater.org

The rolling disaster that we’ve been chronicling in South Florida continues unabated, as huge and disgusting algae blooms continue to choke inland waterways and red tides and fish kills plague . . .

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Podcast: Now or Neverglades, a Project Update with Eric Eikenberg


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

These vital waters need our help.
Photo courtesy The Everglades Foundation

In this week’s podcast, my guest is Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation and our major partner in this important conservation effort. For the past few years, Orvis has taken a . . .

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Youth, Passion, and Collaboration in the Fight to Preserve the Rivers of Southwestern Montana


Written by: Phil Monahan

Wade Fellin grew up on the Big Hole, and his passion for conservation comes from his father.
Photo courtesy Wade Fellin

River conservation groups across the country work tirelessly to protect and restore our favorite streams. Many of the founders of these groups are ready to pass the baton to the next . . .

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