The Orvis Conservation Blog speaks to our impassioned belief that if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must be willing to act to preserved them, an ethos we practice by committing 5% of pre-tax profits to conservation.
Chris Wood, TU’s President and CEO, chats with Colorado Volunteer, Sharon Lance, about conservation issues in Colorado, why it’s important to get kids involved in fly fishing and why it’s never a good idea to have your spouse teach you how to fish.
Here’s a cool trailer for a new film that traces the path of salmon and steelhead from the coast of Alaska to the Sawtooth valley of Idaho and focuses on the obstacles the fish must overcome. The current runs represent just 1 percent of the historical runs that clogged the river before man began . . .
Last summer, nine youngsters from the Bristol Bay region of Alaska took part in the second annual Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy, sponsored in part by Trout Unlimited Alaska and the Nushagak-Mulchatna Wood-Tikchick Land Trust. The idea behind the school. . .
As most people know, Orvis donates 5% of pre-tax profits annually to conservation efforts around the world. The 2010 conservation efforts included a matching grant to American Rivers to help remove three dams on Pennsylvania’s Yellow Breeches, . . .
Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited’s President and CEO, interviews Scott Yates, TU’s Director of the Western Water Project. Together, they discuss the various water challenges that exist in various Western states and talk about how TU works to achieve a balance that is good for landowners and fish.
From river flows to irrigation, their conversation touches on some of the hottest current water debates in the West.
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The most visible conservation efforts usually involve heavy equipment creating habitat or a group of TU members planting bushes or pickup up trash along a stream. But most of these on-the-water efforts start as strategies developed by scientists and policy-makers—perhaps hundreds of miles away…
“Home for Salmon” is a film about conservation in the Atlantic Salmon Reserve (ASR). Located on Russia’s Kola Peninsula and comprising the watersheds of the Kharlovka, Eastern Litza, Rynda and Zolotaya rivers, the ASR is in need of serious protection. From the ASR Web site:…
As the results from the this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby showed, striper populations are not as healthy as some would have us believe. The total number of striped bass entered in the Derby was 384 fish—the lowest number since bass were reintroduced to the Derby in 1997 and eight fish less than the previous low set in 2008. But the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is about to vote on a proposal to increase the number of bass commercial fishermen can harvest. The conservation organization Stripers Forever sent out this call to action:
A matching grant offers a great chance to double your contribution to conservation efforts. photo courtesy Anglers of the Au Sable
The Anglers of the Au Sable have been given a wonderful opportunity. The Charlevoix County Community Foundation has stepped forward and offered to the Anglers a “Challenge Matching Grant” of $20,000. That means that the Anglers of the Au Sable must raise $20,000 in order to receive this matching grant of $20,000.00. The challenge is raising $20,000 by January 1, 2011.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this week greatly expanded protections for waterways critical to the restoration of bull trout in the Northwest. This video by USFWS explains the many challenges bull-trout populations face across their native range.