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By Brian Johnson   One of the biggest challenges in the world of cold water conservation is making water laws and regulations work for the benefit of people who depend on rivers as well as for people who depend on water diversions. State water laws can be complex, especially when it comes to [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo: Brian Jennings/Bend Source Students from the Crook County School District near Prineville, Oregon, helped restore a quarter-mile section of Ochoco Creek this week as they planted hundreds of willows, alders cottonwoods and other shade giving plants. Video of Ochoco Creek Restoration [ READ MORE... ]
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A remote controlled underwater robot could film features and collect samples in the depths of Yellowstone Lake making efforts to control invasive lake trout more productive. By Jack Williams Trout Unlimited and its partners utilize a variety of methods in attempts to restore Yellowstone cutthroat [ READ MORE... ]
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Sell public lands?   Not on Sally Jewell’s watch as Secretary of the Interior.   Jewell addressed the National Geographic Society today, with an emphatic message that public lands need to remain in public hands. Jewell is concerned Americans  continue to lose their connection to the outdoors and it [ READ MORE... ]
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In an address to the National Geographic Society today, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell called on Congress and the American public to chart a new course forward for the future of national parks and public lands.   “I believe we are at the dawn of a new conservation era in America,” Jewell [ READ MORE... ]
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By Michael Gibson While much of the news about public lands has been about fighting off attempts to sell what belongs to the public, Trout Unlimited and it’s partners in Idaho spent part of this year’s legislative session finding proactive ways to recognize the importance of public lands. House [ READ MORE... ]
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Thumbs up for this volunteer who helped this first-time angler catch her first fish. By Chad Utley St. George, Utah — The only thing better than catching fish is helping kids catch fish; particularly when it is their first fish.  The Southern Utah Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited recently held [ READ MORE... ]
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The Klamath River is one of America’s best salmon and steelhead watersheds. Historically, it has been the third most productive river for salmon and steelhead on the West Coast. But for more than four decades, the Klamath has suffered from one of the country’s most difficult water conflicts. Dams, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Michael Gibson   While legal theories to transfer federal lands to the states have been discredited, Idaho Legislators continue to push this agenda in the halls of the state Capitol during the 2016 session. Mid-session, a joint gathering of the House and Senate Resource Committees welcomed Utah [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brett Prettyman National Forest Service officials, likely reflecting on a past public outcry to protect the Wyoming Range, have announced a preferred “no action, no leases” alternative on 40,000 acres of the iconic western Wyoming mountains. The last time the wide open spaces of the Wyoming [ READ MORE... ]
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