Water Worth Saving

A new friend in Tennessee asked yesterday if we’d post a heads up for an event – actually a wake to mourn the figurative pending death of the river – the Save the Nolichucky folks are putting on next Sunday the 23rd at the Conway Bridge between Cocke and Greene Counties. The backstory is a […]

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There are only two days left to offer your sage commentary in support of proposed clarifications to the Clean Water Act. There’s been bucketfuls of ink and millions of pixels spilled discussing the issue over the previous months, expressing a fair amount of logic with a side helping of frothing rhetoric thrown in by the […]

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Warm Springs – Full Film from Rig to Flip on Vimeo. (The above embed is the full length 21 minutes and some video; for the attention or time-challenged here’s the trailer version.) Fly fishers aren’t the only ones seduced by the siren’s call of rivers big and small. When She Who Must Be Obeyed and […]

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Skeena River Estuary – Heart of the Skeena from SkeenaWild on Vimeo.

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Via TU’s Rising to the Challenge push (other maps available). Congress’ dalliance with stripping protections for ephemeral / intermittent waters is nothing short of insane from a waterway and fisheries management perspective. Don’t take our word for it, read the report on the Rising to the Challenge page link above.

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Like many of our fly fishing focused kin in the web and print arenas we devote a fair amount of Chi Wulff real estate to fish and fisheries advocacy; we’re damned happy to do so. Truth be told, there are hoards of critical fish and fisheries issues out there clamoring daily for your precious attention, […]

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The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition needs 60 seconds of your day today to help protect the Skeena estuary – the one single place that EVERY salmon and steelhead from EVERY stream, creek, crick, lake or pond in the entire Skeena watershed travels when moving in and out of the salt. From the SWCC – The […]

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There’s one day left in the EPA’s open comment period for Bristol Bay. Take 60 seconds today and add your voice. Do it here.

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The Wrong Water – a western fish rescue from Catch, Snap, & Release on Vimeo. Couldn’t resist a little good chi for Friday afternoon. From Don Zimmerman of Catch, Snap, and Release – Truckee River levels are down, so the Watermaster is shutting off the ditches that are fed by the river. This is helpful […]

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A Proposed Hoot Owl Closure on the Truckee River from Catch, Snap, & Release on Vimeo. Kudos to Don Zimmerman of Catch, Snap, & Release for pulling together key players to call for a voluntary hoot owl closure on the Truckee. We’ve been doing it for years ourselves – don’t fish when water temps are […]

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From Montana TU – What’s the Issue? Canadian mining company Tintina Resources is asking for State approval to discharge arsenic laced groundwater to grasslands near Sheep Creek in the upper Smith River watershed. The discharges will result from groundwater “pump tests” the company wants to conduct this summer to help determine potential impacts to surface […]

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Caprini Crossing from Benjamin Nieves on Vimeo.

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DamNation – Trailer from Patagonia on Vimeo. Whether you agree or disagree with the premise that (more or less) all dams should come down you need to see this one.

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The Hot News You’ve probably seen today’s hot conservation news about Bristol Bay already: the Environmental Protection Agency announced this morning the initiation of action under the EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 404(c) authorities. Far from an immediate death blow to the mining project, the good news is that today’s actions unquestionably raise the bar […]

Seattle’s commercial fishermen, Chef Tom Douglas, Senator Maria Cantwell and more. Maybe the sun will even shine for a bit.