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  • 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…

  • Conservation Advocacy

    Last best chance for recovery of Klamath salmon and steelhead

    There is real hope for restoring the Klamath and its fisheries, however. That’s because a multi-decade effort to remove the four dams of the Lower Klamath Project is now close to the finish line.

    Anglers and others who care about healthy rivers can help by submitting comments on key environmental analysis The Klamath River system historically has been the third most productive for wild salmon and steelhead on the West Coast. But its legendary salmon and steelhead runs are teetering on the brink of collapse. There is real hope…

  • Conservation Fishing

    Washington water woes in Seattle Times

    Washington commonly institutes fishing restrictions to protect vulnerable fish populations, like they did for steelhead in Scotty Creek, but these restrictions, unfathomably, do not extend to a destructive form of recreational gold mining called suction dredge mining.

    The team of Trout Unlimited river-defenders in Washington state is gearing up for a busy legislative session this winter. What they're after? Getting a bill passed through the state legislature that finally updates Washington laws to remove certain waters (critical habitat for endangered species act-listed fish) from the suite of options for suction dredge miners.…