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By David VanBurgel   Picture fly fishing in Maine: canopied streams; cold water tumbling over granite; deep lakes; brook trout as colorful as the streambed gravels of their native waters. The impacts of climate change may not be so easy to see in Maine as they are other places.   Still, a recent [ READ MORE... ]
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By Kate Miller As the year winds down, Congress at last is in full throttle.  Some good things are happening for trout and salmon, and unfortunately some bad things happening as well.  Exhibit A on bad things for trout and salmon: On Thursday Dec. 3, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 249-174 [ READ MORE... ]
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By Carmen Northen The above photo of the Big Wood River in Ketchum, Idaho was taken in the beginning of March of this past winter. In a normal year, there would be at least a foot of snow along the banks, and more up on the slope. But we haven’t seen a ‘normal year’ in a while. The last three years [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt A few years back, I wrote a post on my old personal blog (which is now largely defunct) about how climate change was having a noticeable impact on some of the places I love to fish. One such place is a little high-mountain creek just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colo., atop Rabbit [ READ MORE... ]
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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 Randy Scholfield Take a good look at this picture--it's the future of water planning in the West. Today in downtown Denver, an array of water users--representing utilities, communities, agriculture groups, industry, conservation groups, water districts, West Slope, East Slope--stood together in [ READ MORE... ]
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The South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho, home to tropy brown trout and native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, is the fishery it is today thanks to Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars.   Nov. 18, 2015 The Honorable Rob BishopChairman, Natural Resources Committee   Dear Chairman Bishop: I [ 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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