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Massachusetts brook trout conservation area growing

Franklin Land Trust recently acquired for conservation 154 acres in Heath, Mass., abutting its 96-acre Crowningshield Conservation Area, also in Heath. The purchase — which took place on June 25, 2020, from the Gudell Family — increases the size of a tract important for protection and conservation of native brook trout. It was supported by funding … Read more

Trout and conservation get two big wins in Pennsylvania

By Rob Shane Pennsylvania’s trout fisheries were on the receiving end of two conservation wins recently.   The first is passage of legislation that will pump much needed revenue into the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s coffers.  The second is the long-awaited release of the 2020-2024 Draft Trout Stream Management Plan.   Over the past 16 years, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has not been able to implement a fishing license fee … Read more

Innovative solutions solve low water issue on popular Western fishery

“The Provo River stakeholders mimicked a model of collaboration seen often but not enough in other parts of the West. We found a win-win scenario that worked within the existing system. We’ve worked with a water supplier whose primary goal is to use all their water allocation in the best use possible and a corporation striving to make rivers and streams around where they use water and do business healthier. That’s a formidable partnership moving forward to keep people, businesses, and our fish happy.”

Senior art project focuses on Snake River cutthroat trout

“It is crucial that as a community and a nation we take care of the land and river that acts as an oasis for this prize fish because if we don’t, we are at risk of losing one of the most beautiful and complex ecosystems. While many rivers have seen a loss in native cutthroat, the Snake watershed has managed to remain as a native cutthroat dominated river, and that is something worth protecting.”

Hiking the CDT: A punny and rough start

“The final day, my spirits were low, only 17 miles away from having to write a humiliating post on a failure of a week. We came across a herd of elk, 25 or so, running through the trees. I excitedly pulled up my TU app and jotted down some quick info on them. At least I wouldn’t come into town empty handed.”

Hank Patterson’s Schwag-a-thon giveaway today

The first-ever Hank Patterson’s Schwag-a-thon giveaway to support independent fly shops and guides around the country during the coronavirus pandemic is today at 6:30 p.m. MT. Over the last several months, anglers who spent at least $100 at a local, independent fly shop, or who booked guide trips through those shops, have been sending receipts … Read more