There are a lot of people these days willing to make money and foward industrializtion with little respect towards the enviroment and ecology. Please share stories of conservation happening in your area.
The Rio Hondo in the newly protected Columbine Hondo wilderness.
by Toner Mitchell
I didn’t expect the reaction I’ve had to the news that two of my favorite wild places in New Mexico would be conserved in their present states until long after the end of my life. On Friday, the Senate gave final... [ READ MORE... ]
Thank-you ad to lawmakers that appeared in the Durango Herald this week.
by Ty Churchwell
Last week, a bill to permanently protect the Hermosa Creek watershed—a major Trout Unlimited focus area for preservation—received final approval in the U.S. Senate and will now go to President Obama for his... [ READ MORE... ]
A growing chorus of American Indian and Alaska Native organizations is raising red flags about threats to salmon, livelihoods and culture from large-scale mining in British Columbia.
The largest tribal organizations in the Lower 48 and Alaska announced this week that they are backing efforts to... [ READ MORE... ]
by Sam Snyder
Wild salmon lovers got an early Christmas present this week. Alaska’s new governor on Monday cut proposed funding for a controversial hydroelectric project on one of the state’s most productive salmon rivers.
Two months ago, I wrote this blog post about fishing the Susitna River,... [ READ MORE... ]
Editor's note: This essay is one of the five finalists in the Be Steelheaded Essay contest. It comes to us from Dylan Tomine a Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador, recovering sink-tip addict, and the author of Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table.... [ READ MORE... ]
Today was a great day for public lands and conservation. Thanks ito the super-hard work of staff and volunteers, the Congress today passed stand-alone wilderness bills in Colorado (Hermosa), Montana (North Fork of the Flathead), New Mexico (Columbine-Hondo and Valles Caldera) and Nevada (Pine... [ READ MORE... ]
Thompson Divide: high quality habitat worth protecting
By Aaron Kindle
Earlier this week, the White River National Forest (WRNF) in western Colorado released its Record of Decision for managing oil and gas leasing on the forest. The decision is being hailed by sportsmen as a balanced approach to... [ READ MORE... ]
Today, Colorado's Sen. Bennet took to the floor of the Senate to discuss the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act. This bill is included in a package of lands bills currently moving through Congress. Sen. Bennet shares the story of how this legislation came about -- through the hard work,... [ READ MORE... ]
Atlantic salmon art courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
By John Braico
Over the past 20 years I’ve been fishing for Atlantic salmon in Canada, at times enjoying spectacular angling in a northern wilderness setting.
Only once did I fish the Maritimes, specifically the storied... [ READ MORE... ]
I had to opportunity to fish with TU staffers Justin Bezold and Phaedra Booth on the Yakima River yesterday. We've been planning this trip to introduce them to the Yakima, and discuss some new programs associated with the Teanaway Community Forest and Washington Water Project here in WA. Although... [ READ MORE... ]