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Climate Change

  • Trout Talk Climate Change

    Unfishing Season

    Abstaining from fishing doesn’t just happen. There must be a reason. As New Mexico swims through its third fat month of monsoon season, I’ve barely noticed how much water is in our streams. Winter was scary dry, then our shirt-sleeve spring collided with New Mexico’s largest-ever wildfire. Every morning from April to July, I stepped…

  • Climate Change

    Mining for answers on climate

    Ahead of the next U.S. mining boom, we need to stand up for clean rivers and wild trout You may have heard the saying, “If it’s not grown, it’s mined.” As consumers of products that include materials produced from mines—graphite for fly rods, tungsten and copper for flies, and aluminum for reels—anglers recognize that we…

  • Climate Change Conservation

    Funding the public lands in your backyard

    National Wildlife Refuges are overlooked (and underfunded) gems of America's public lands system. We're working to change that. The U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System offers some of our country’s most accessible recreation, including fishing. While this system of federal public lands received a slight increase in funding this year and the President's budget requests an…

  • Climate Change

    Cooling off coldwater streams

    Cooling off coldwater streams BY CHRISTINE PETERSON In an ever-warming West, hydrologists and anglers place hope in Mother Nature's refrigerator The creek running through Pam and Brian Robertson’s property wasn’t actually a creek. It was a ditch. A really, really deep ditch that funneled rushing runoff from the mountain to the Clearwater River each spring.…