Nature’s wonders bring thanks

Finding things to be thankful for this week — especially this year — can be a challenge. But if we look deep enough, we can find them.   I chose to look in nature.   The brightest green lichen on dark volcanic rocks pop against the drab fall scenery.   The sweet smell of ponderosa pines after a recent storm.   … Read more

Fly shops, guides and outfitters on #ResponsibleRecreation

Editor’s note: As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on everyday life, TU is shining some important light on our partners in the fly-fishing industry in hopes of sharing with our members and supporters the efforts everyone is taking to adapt and cope with what has become the “new normal” over the … Read more

Colorado’s fishpond finds bright spots through #ResponsibleRecreation

Like all non-essential businesses, fishpond had to change the way it operated during the early days of the pandemic. Employees worked from home and the brand worked with fly shops to postpone scheduled ship dates and waived standard fees. There were scary times, at least for a while.   One bright spot was that dealers with an online … Read more

Pebble’s new mitigation plan remains hidden from the public

This week, backers of the proposed Pebble Mine project in the world’s most prolific wild salmon region submitted a new compensatory mitigation plan to permit reviewers at the Army Corps of Engineers to determine if the plan would meet Clean Water Act standards. The plan has still not been shared with the public, likely because … Read more

Native stories, for fish and people, are still untold

Since 1867, an obelisk has stood in the center of Santa Fe’s downtown plaza to honor fallen Union soldiers in Civil War battles fought in New Mexico, as well as soldiers who fought against “savage Indians.”   Another structure nearby honors Kit Carson who, as a Union colonel, did as much as anyone to push the Southwest’s Indigenous People to the brink of extinction. A statue on the grounds of one of Santa Fe’s prominent cathedrals honored … Read more