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.

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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Everglades Foundation: Making Conservation Look Good!


Written by: Daryl Kenny

These ladies really live their work!
Photo by Everglades Foundation

As regular readers of the Orvis News may have noticed, for the past year we’ve been deeply committed to the work being done to restore the health and well-being of Florida’s Everglades. Working in partnership with our friends at The Everglades Foundation we have been working to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers….

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Orvis Solar Installation Completed


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Solar Array at Orvis HQ
Photo by Orvis

What better time than Earth Day to announce the installation of solar panels at Orvis corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT? The Orvis Company has partnered with New Hampshire based solar developer and financier, SunRaise Investments, for the installation of a 75 kilowatt solar array.

Occupying 12,000 square feet of the building’s rooftop, the array is anticipated to generate approximately 20% of Orvis’ electricity needs. The environmental benefits are both significant and measurable, with each year the solar panels saving nearly 70,000 pounds of coal from being burned or 7,200 gallons of gasoline getting consumed….

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Great News for the Everglades: Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes in the Florida Senate


Written by: Phil Monahan

The plan to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Graphic via the Everglades Foundation

For more than a year, we have been posting about the fight to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie . . .

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