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Tongass steelhead. Photo by Bryan Gregson   By: Tim Bristol   Years ago, an old time Tongass political operator, whose name I will not reveal since I was not able to talk to him before writing this, compiled a set of “Rules of the Tongass,” that ring as true today as they did during the Tongass [ READ MORE... ]
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Above: Dave Lass cradles a gift from the "Holy Trinity." Among the better excuses for going fishing is to celebrate a birthday. One’s own, of course. But also your father-in-law’s, the 4th of July, Christmas, Rutherford B. Hayes’s, and your yet-to-be-born nephew’s. The point is that you can use “ [ READ MORE... ]
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Above: Rob Masonis, founder of the Wild Steelhead Initiative and Wild Steelheaders United   By Rob Masonis Darn lucky. That is what I consider myself for having been able to make a living for more than two decades protecting and restoring the great steelhead and salmon rivers of the Pacific [ READ MORE... ]
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By Phaedra Booth Today, the Yakima River Basin took one more step toward a bright future after a summer of devastating drought as a bill to protect and enhance fisheries and the ecosystem passed through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The passage of S. 1694 – known as The Yakima [ READ MORE... ]
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Don't forget about the November meeting on Wednesday the 18th. Social hour at 6 PM, meeting begins at 7 PM. We are hosting Gabe Temple from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, sharing his presentation on 25 years of catch & release history on the Yakima River. Also, our [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay sockeye. Photo by Fly Out Media.   By Jenny Weis   Pebble’s not taking the hint. Americans, Alaskans and Bristol Bay residents overwhelmingly oppose their mine. Yet, they are at it again trying to convince Americans, and now Congress, that they were treated unfairly and should be able [ READ MORE... ]
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Pictured: Salmon Lake by Justin Koller This essay is part of an ongoing blog series on the Tongass National Forest, featuring the healthy & productive waters of the "Tongass 77." If you are interested in learning more, please see the intro page and other posts by clicking here. By: Mark [ READ MORE... ]
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  By Steve Moyer The Hon. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, one of the most important committees in Congress for trout and salmon conservation and sportsmen’s issues, has had a lot to say about the Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorization this year. Yesterday, [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The following is the oral testimony of Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on the topic of "fire borrowing," or raiding the U.S. Forest Service operations budget to fight increasingly expensive an damaging [ READ MORE... ]
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November 4, 2015   Testimony of Trout Unlimited (President and CEO Chris Wood) on the House Natural Resources Committee’s Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing on: H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act of 2015, H.R. 3844 (Rep. Jody [ READ MORE... ]
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