Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Florida’s new Governor, Ron DeSantis, made the environment a centerpiece of his campaign, but environmentalists wanted to see if he’d put his money where his mouth is. So far, the signs are promising, as Governor DeSantis . . .
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 12.12.18

The proposed site for Pebble Mine is a near the headwaters of important salmon habitat, which means that a dam failure could be catastrophic. All photos by Pat Clayton
Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore. . .
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Orvis Full-Page Ad in The Miami Herald Urges Lawmakers to Build Everglades Reservoir NOW

Readers of Florida's largest newspaper opened the front section of the Sunday edition to find a full-page ad featuring a powerful message from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins and Vice Chairman Dave Perkins, . . .
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#MomentofChill 12.07.18: Plains Bison

The bison (Bison bison) of Yellowstone have inhabited the region continuously since prehistoric times. The Yellowstone herd is the nation’s largest on public land, and their genetics have. . .
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.07.18

An attempt to add protections for Alaska's wild salmon was beaten back at the polls. Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been advocating a “YES” vote on a Montana ballot initiative that would have required hard-rock mining companies seeking new permits to show they will not cause perpetual . . .
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Join the Embrace a Stream Challenge and Help Trout in Your Local Waters!

Please join Orvis in helping local Trout Unlimited (TU) chapters—made up of anglers and conservationists like you—improve rivers across the country and unlock $50,000 in cash prizes to support their work! The Embrace A Stream Challenge is a . . .
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 10.24.18

The plan to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee is one step closer to reality. Graphic via the Everglades Foundation
Yesterday, President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which includes authorization of the 16,000-acre Everglades Reservoir. In a press release, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg wrote: . . .
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Montanans Urged to Vote YES on I-186

A ballot initative in Montana seeks to ensure that all future mines make plans to clean up their own messes. In the video above, Orvis vice chairman Dave Perkins--who lives in Wolf Creek, Montana--explains why a YES vote is important for anyone who . . .
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