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By Joe Norton From the historic log drives of the late 1860s, right up to the 1980s, land use practices have severely impaired the Indian Stream watershed. However, there are a few bright spots. Indian Stream’s numerous small tributaries have largely recovered with pools, riffles, ample instream [ READ MORE... ]
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Tim Bristol is leaving as the director of TU's Alaska program after 10 years.    By Tim Bristol   Dear members and supporters of TU's Alaska Program,   First and foremost, I hope your summer fishing has been fantastic.  Today, I felt the first slight hint of fall in the wind and while that may [ READ MORE... ]
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A midge-cripple tandem provided the best action for Taylor Calloway during a June excursion on Virginia's Middle Fork of the Holston River. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Calloway.) By Taylor Calloway I haven't been able to accomplish a lot in TU's 11-Mile Challenge, but I was able to get out on the [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by ©Earl Harper/Harper Studios, Inc.) The fish and wildlife of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, as well as the communities and industries that depend upon them, scored a significant victory last week. As you may have read, a federal appeals court ruled that the Bush administration erred in [ READ MORE... ]
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This graphic of a tributary to the Eel River shows the intense marijuana cultivation typical of many drainages in California's Emerald Triangle. The large red circles indicate outdoor grows of more than 100 plants and the pot farms in this drainage alone require more than 15 million gallons of [ READ MORE... ]
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by Helen Neville   Frequently pegged as geeky, and not always the most graceful communicators, we scientists struggle with how to translate our often wonky results to the public in ways that actually mean something to them.     Climate scientists perhaps face particular difficulty finding ways to [ READ MORE... ]
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By Mike McKenna Idaho’s Big Wood River is one of the best fly fisheries in the Northern Rockies. Yet it has somehow long been overlooked and under-appreciated. The Wood, as many locals call it, gets overshadowed by its more famous neighbors: the blue ribbon waters of Silver Creek to the south, the [ READ MORE... ]
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Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative executive committee chairman Wally Johnson presented Trout Unlimited's Nick Walrath with the WLCI Partnership Award at the Gooseberry Creek project site. Photo courtesy WLCI. By Brett Prettyman Trout Unlimited doesn’t do projects to earn awards, it’s all [ READ MORE... ]
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   Wild Trout Matter My beloved Yakima River is on the precipice. Water temps are not cooling below 65 degrees in some sections of the river. Water temps are topping out at 72 and above in the lower end. We have another set of hot days in the forecast with air temps reaching 102. The river flow is [ READ MORE... ]
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By Paula Dobbyn This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster in British Columbia, Canada’s worst mine-related disaster. The tailings dam breach on Aug. 4, 2014, sent some 6.6 billion gallons of mine waste water and sludge into lakes and streams leading to the Fraser [ READ MORE... ]
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