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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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  The Big Wood River of Idaho is getting a check-up, and recent findings indicate that there are opportunities to improve the river’s health.   Trout Unlimited and the Wood River Land Trust recently began a partnership called the Big Wood Home Rivers Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to [ READ MORE... ]
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By Joel R. Johnson   You may have noticed the explosion of online video and film celebrating flyfishing and conservation lately. An astounding 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute! TU corporate partner Orvis' video site THE TUG has over a 1,000 fly fishing films and hundreds of [ READ MORE... ]
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The Clean Water Rule, when fully implemented, will protect small headwater streams like this one in southwest Montana from unpermitted development.  By Steve Moyer Yesterday, President Obama vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22, a measure that would have derailed the Clean Water Rule and denied [ 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 Steve Moyer This Wednesday (Jan. 13) the House of Representatives is expected to take another crack at denying Americans the chance to make our water cleaner. This is the third attempt by the House during this Congress to derail the EPA/Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Rule.   Enough already [ 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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Above: An iconic Smith River landscape. Photo/courtesy   Now that Tintina Resources has submitted its formal proposal to mine copper next to one of the most important tributaries to Montana’s iconic Smith River, business people, anglers, hunters, landowners, farmers, ranchers, floaters, families – [ READ MORE... ]
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TU’s Dr. Dan Dauwalter giving the keynote address at Fisheries Victoria's Talk Wild Trout 2015 conference.   By Dan Dauwalter Degraded habitat, warm stream temperatures, invasive species, riparian vegetation, drought, fire, stocking, bag limits, and length limits.  Sounds like a list of topics on [ READ MORE... ]
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