Wednesday Wake-Up Call 05.29.19

We don’t often post Hollywood Reporter stories on the Orvis Fly Fishing blog, but this one made us take note. While on a break from filming his latest movie, Michael Keaton–star of many films, as well as the . . .

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What’s in the Pebble Mine Plan That’s So Troubling?

Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana. This is significantly smaller than the tailings pond proposed at Pebble, which would sit at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.

News that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement relating to the proposed Pebble Mine raises the important question “Why are we so opposed to the plan?” In a great article from Save Bristol Bay . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 09.05.18


The 37-page report is already generating controversy.

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

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EPA Reverses Course on Pebble Mine


Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

In a move that surprised almost everyone involved in the fight against Pebble Mine, the EPA announced on Friday that it would NOT withdraw the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Proposed . . .

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