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Photo by The Missoulian Even though the northwest part of Montana got a lot of snow this year it's melting off early, which may still pose a threat to summer flows and fishing. Guides in Montana are communicating to ensure the fishing community understands that, just because the area has had a good [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson I came across a video recently, on sockeye salmon migrating to the spawn in the Lake Iliamna area in Alaska. The productivity of this region for salmon is nothing short of amazing—and makes the proposed Pebble Mine, looming like the guillotine over the entire Bristol Bay ecosystem, [ READ MORE... ]
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As my friend Bill Hilts Jr. says in this piece about a 31-pound brown trout caught on the Niagara River, "things happen for a reason." This is a fish of a lifetime, and after you read the piece, you'll understand exactly what I mean. The human spirit, for all its frailties, is good. This proves it [ READ MORE... ]
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Fishing for steelhead at the mouth of the Carmel River in the 1960s. By Sam Davidson For most of the past year we have been living next to a river. This has changed the way I think about streams, and fishing. Every angler knows that rivers are dynamic (where they are not dammed, anyway). That is [ READ MORE... ]
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Like many rivers across the West, the Dolores River in southwestern Colorado is on the front lines of climate change impacts. As the climate warms, the river will face lower flows, higher temperatures, and increasing stresses on fish and aquatic life. How can we more effectively address these [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Last week, I published an opinion piece printed in the New York Times asking President Trump to stand up for clean water, and veto Congress’ bill to overturn restrictions on mountaintop removal mining. Unfortunately, that plea failed, as the President signed the misguided law today. [ READ MORE... ]
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Brown trout limit brook trout access to warmer stream stretches. Photo USGS. A new U.S. Geological Survey study performed at an experimental stream laboratory in Kearneysville, WV, shows non-native brown trout can place a burden on native brook trout under the increased water temperatures climate [ READ MORE... ]
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  Rocky soil makes for tough planting conditions but Trout Unlimited volunteers are tougher. (Photo: Mike Anderson, volunteer) By Brooke Andrew After a month and a half, several hundred hours dedicated to onsite work by a total of 29 volunteers, and many, many brown bag lunches, Trout Unlimited is [ READ MORE... ]
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The Savage River in Maryland could be designated the state's first "wild and scenic" river. File photo.   It’s Tuesday, Nov. 15, just a week after Donald Trump shocked the world, pulling off one of the most surprising election upsets ever. He’s now America’s president-elect, and that’s where we’ll [ READ MORE... ]
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Yellowstone cutthroat trout are the prime beneificiaries of climate change adaptation work done on Idaho's Crow Creek Photo by Chris Hunt.   By Dr. Jack Williams   An old friend from back in our government days, Wayne Elmore, frequently noted that “when it’s all said and done, there will likely be [ READ MORE... ]
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