Monthly Archives: June 2009

Bristol Bay Commercial Fishery Celebrates 125th Anniversary

As Alaskans mark the 50th anniversary of statehood this year, the commercial fishermen of Bristol Bay set sail on their 125th season. Trout Unlimited Alaska is working to protect this valuable salmon fishery from the threat of large-scale mining in … Continue reading

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TU Heroes

      We knocked, and you answered the door. Volunteers and TU staff from all over the country aswered our call to nominate their TU heroes to be profiled in the summer issue of Trout magazine. Your stories of … Continue reading

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Teton Dam Collapse Footage

The Teton Dam’s catastrophic failure in June of 1976 led to the deaths of 11 people and devastated property and possessions downstream. Now Idaho officials want to rebuild Teton, and the Bureau of Reclamation agreed this month to provide funds … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Response to “The Road Less Traveled,” Trout magazine fall 2008

The following is a response to “The Road Less Traveled,” a feature in the fall 2008 issue of Trout. We were unable to print the entire letter because of space, but we’d like to share it with you here on … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Response to “The Wisdom of Theodore Gordon,” Trout magazine spring 2009

The following is a response to Robert Behnke’s spring 2009 column in Troutmagazine. Since we didn’t have the room to print the entire letter in the summer issue, we’re publishing it here on the blog. Thanks to Jeff Larmer for … Continue reading

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New Salmon Habitat Discovered Near Pebble Deposit

Fisheries scientist, Dr. Carol Ann Woody, PhD, unveiled some groundbreaking research this year that greatly expands what’s known about fish populations in the Nushagak and Kvichak River Drainages of Southwest Alaska. These important rivers and their tributaries feed Bristol Bay, … Continue reading

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A victory for clean rivers and streams

 Great news — the Senate Environment and Public Works committee Thursday approved an amended version of the Clean Water Restoration Act bill, despite the scare-mongering of critics like Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK, who this week posted a YouTube video telling … Continue reading

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Alaska Film Explores Proposed Highway Next to Pristine Fjord

    Residents of southeast Alaska enjoy a rare form of transportation through the cold waters that connect the Gulf of Alaska, coastal islands and peninsulas. The deep fjords in the region allow marine transportation for coastal communities, and the … Continue reading

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Clean water for fish… and people

On Tuesday, June 9, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.,  and Maurice Hinchey, D-NY, introduced a bill in Congress to require the oil and gas industry to disclose the chemical contents of hydraulic fracturing fluids–commonly known as “fracking” fluid–used when drilling … Continue reading

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Donate Your Tax Expertise to TU

TU is looking for tax gurus willing to donate their time and expertise to help chapters and councils with tax issues. If you or someone you know has experience with not-for-profit tax law—Form 990 filings, unrelated business income, sales tax … Continue reading

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