Tag Archives: conservation

Video: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Then and Now


Tailing bonefish in slick water at dawn – it doesn’t get any better than this.
Photo by Adams

As I crept along a mangrove-fringed shoreline in shin-deep water, I could barely make out the tips of a bonefish tail and dorsal fin in the pre-dawn light. The fish slowly searched the shallows for . . .

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Podcast: The Life Cycle and Habits of the American Woodcock


Written by: Phil Monahan

American Woodcock Scolopax minor, Parc-nature de la Pointe-Aux-Prairies, Montreal, Canada.
Photos by guizmo_68 via Wikipedia, via CC BY 2.0 license

In his latest podcast, Reid speaks with Al Stewart, Wildlife Biologist and Upland Gamebird Specialist and Program Leader for Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Al describes the life cycle . . .

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ACTION ALERT: Montana DEQ to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Mine in Smith River Headwaters


Written by: Phil Monahan

image via http://smithriverwatch.org

The Smith River–Montana’s only permitted recreational river–is renowned for its clean water, rugged canyon scenery, and incredible trout fishery. A small Canadian mining startup, Tintina Resources, . . .

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Podcast: The Role of Sage Grouse in Conservation Efforts


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ed Arnett explains the importance of the sage grouse to our concept of the West.
Photos via facebook and trcp.org

In his latest podcast, Reid spends some time with Ed Arnett, Senior Scientist for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Ed and Reid discuss the role sage grouse play in the . . .

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Photos: Discovering Utah Through the Cutthroat Slam

Written by: Aaron Smith


The Colorado River cutthroat trout is one of the four subspieces that make up the Utah Slam.
Photos by Aaron Smith

I first heard about the Utah Cutthroat Slam—which requires anglers to catch all four of Utah’s native cutthroat trout subspecies in their historic range—just days after it had been introduced. The . . .

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Orvis Joins the Outdoor Industry in Washington to Ask Congress to Address Climate Change


Written by: Phil Monahan

Hilary Hutcheson shares the water with daughters Ella and Delaney, to whom she’d like to leave a healthy ecosystem.
Photo via Facebook

Talking about climate change is difficult because the issue has become so politicized that many people find it difficult to get out of their chosen battlefield trenches and separate the politics from . . .

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Repost: Why So Much Criticism of “Grip and Grin” Photos?


Written by: Phil Monahan

There’s little doubt that the best trophy shots keep the fish in the water.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Because I run a blog and Facebook page that often post “grip and grin” photos, I see a lot of negative comments about the way the person in a photograph is holding the fish. The two most . . .

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