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  • Angler Conservation Program

    Time in the field brings balance into focus

    by Tasha Sorensen We must give due consideration to the tenuous balance between fish and wildlife conservation and energy development and update our antiquated public land energy policy before it’s too late.  Our public lands help sustain America’s energy needs, host a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and provide healthy habitats to support some of the last strongholds of native fish and wildlife. As a mom, aunt…

  • The Arctic grayling: all you need to know

    Arctic grayling are easily recognized due to their large and colorful dorsal fin. Chris Hunt photo. Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) Species Summary and Status: The Arctic grayling is a cool or cold- freshwater species in the same family (salmonidae) as salmon, trout and whitefish. The defining characteristic of this fish is its large, sail-like dorsal…

  • Boats

    Why you should always carry a spare oar

    A few weeks ago my good friends who shall remain faceless and nameless to protect their identity/stupidity took a little trip to float a river just north of the Colorado border in Wyoming. Before the trip I was told they talked about the fact that they had somehow misplaced the spare oar for the single…

  • Angler Conservation Program

    Digging deeper into critical minerals

    If you'll recall, the Biden administration recently released it's 100-day review of critical mineral supply chains. As promised we are taking a deeper dive into how that report reflects on our tenets. Read on to find out how the Biden administration's recommendations stack up against our own tenets. Tenet 1: Before seeking new sources of raw…

  • Angler Conservation Program

    Sen. Bennet seeks to modernize oil-and-gas reclamation, leasing in the West

    Introduced today by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, the Oil and Gas Bonding Reform and Orphaned Well Remediation Act addresses inadequacies of the current federal reclamation bonding system, including outdated and inadequate minimum bond amounts and increased cost of reclaiming modern oil and gas wells. The bill's introduction is coupled with the reintroduction of Bennet's Public…