Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, Bullsugar.org, and Conservation Hawks (among others), we’ll make sure you’ve got the information you need to understand the issues and form solid opinions.
If you know of an important issue–whether it’s national or local–that anglers should be paying attention to, comment below, and we’ll check it out!
1. Don’t Miss TU’s Trout Week 2021
Join Trout Unlimited and Flylords for a week of celebrating our favorite fish and our work to keep their waters healthy. Check out TU.org and Flylords from September 25 through October 2 for virtual and in-person events, engaging interviews about trout conservation and fishing, new online stories, contests, and more!
2. Red tide and algae blooms: Florida waters in crisis
Florida’s water pollution crisis is reaching a breaking point, and the race to pass comprehensive legislation to fix our statewide problems is moving as slow as the environmental catastrophe unfolding in our bays, rivers, natural springs, and lagoons every day.
3. The Bristol Bay Challenge
Businesses for Bristol Bay, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, and the AFFTA Fisheries Fund have partnered to support a critical push for long-term protections for Bristol Bay. For more than a decade, the sportsman community has stood with the people of Bristol Bay. Join them in renewing the call to end the threat Pebble poses to the region.
Take action below to enter the “Fight to the Finish” and add your name to the millions of Americans who have stood against Pebble Mine for a chance to win more than $18,000 in prizes.
4. Other Stories to Follow
- Some Deflating Sage Grouse Status Updates and What Can Be Done for Habitat on trcp.org.
- Why beavers were parachuted into the Idaho wilderness 73 years ago on nationalgeographic.com
- The lessons for British Columbia in Alaska’s epic Bristol Bay sockeye run on The Narwhal.
- Fish and fire in the West on tu.org.