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"Legislative Alert - please call or email today!" There's a potential vote of HB2467 tomorrow if our voices are heard - this will introduce necessary regulations to protect spawning and rearing habitat for protected headwaters fish species from suction dredge mining. Currently, there are few [ READ MORE... ]
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Packed house in Talkeetna. Photo by Kalyn Simon By Jenny Weis At a small airplane hangar renovated into a community theater and art space in “downtown” Talkeetna, Alaska, every seat was filled with locals excited to see their efforts to protect their river, economy and way of life hit the “big [ READ MORE... ]
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Big, fat Bonneville cutthroat trout today migrate from the mainstem Bear River high into the Wyoming Range to spawn every spring, largely thanks to cooperative work between Trout Unlimited and downstream ranchers who worked to remove migration barriers, leave more water in the stream and made [ READ MORE... ]
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We left home in the inky black of a December morning, and headed north as snow skittered across the deserted highway. The truck said the outside temperature was -8 degrees F. We could only guess at the windchill. Cold. Biting, gnawing cold. I’ve come to love these late season whitetail hunts, but [ READ MORE... ]
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Above: Classic redband trout habitat in the Owyhee desert of Idaho – a ribbon of green among spectacular canyons. (Photo: Robin Bjork)   By Kurt Fesenmeyer   Redband trout in the high desert regions of Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada are tough fish – they persist in small, cool, and shaded headwater [ READ MORE... ]
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By Gregg Bafundo and Crystal Elliot   The bomb-like crater in the side of the creek was the give-away. Suction dredgers.   A bucket was overturned on a log, “No dredging this hole,” indicating the pending return of a gold miner.   Walking up Scotty Creek with Nils Cowan, a reporter looking into the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield While Ammon Bundy and his cohorts continue to whip up controversy and media attention with their armed takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon, it’s important to note that most ranchers and farmers in the West don’t buy into Bundy’s radical views and actions on seizure of public [ READ MORE... ]
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The Clean Water Rule, despite court challenges and implementation problems, remained intact and was not put in peril in the federal omibus spending bill approved by Congress last week.  By Steve Moyer Last week, congressional leaders agreed to a bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brian Johnson We are down to the eleventh hour for the Klamath River. Years of negotiations have produced three hard-won, bipartisan agreements between farmers and ranchers, tribes, a major utility company, the federal government and the States of California and Oregon to better share and manage [ READ MORE... ]
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The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recommended a whopping 13 bills for passage last week, including the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project bill that will make fishing better in this storied Washington watershed.  by Brian Zupancic When a congressional committee holds a [ READ MORE... ]
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