Monthly Archives: February 2010

TU might take Uinta National Forest to court to protect fisheries

As a last resort, the Utah Council of Trout Unlimited might have to take the U.S. Forest Service to court to protect fish and game habitat in the Uinta National Forest from what we perceive to be illegal oil and natural … Continue reading

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Let’s keep the Teton wild and scenic

 At a time when the state of Idaho is studying a proposal to rebuild Teton Dam and destroy the beautiful Teton Canyon, the Bureau of Land Management is studying a proposal to protect the canyon as a Wild and Scenic river. … Continue reading

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Contemporary Sportsman Magazine: A Definite Cure for the Winter Blues

The first issue of the online magazine, The Contemporary Sportsman, has been published, and it has arrived right on time, when winter seems interminable and tying flies isn’t fully curing the need to get out and wet a line. With … Continue reading

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TU Remembers Sam Hamilton

TU mourns the passing of a great friend, Sam Hamilton, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Hamilton, 54, died on February 20 of an apparent heart attack while skiing in Keystone, Colo. Hamilton had served in the … Continue reading

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Alaska Fish Board to Consider Expanding Felt Sole Ban

(Credit: Michael Penn, Juneau Empire) Trout Unlimited is leading efforts in Alaska to ban felt-sole wading shoes to cut down on communicable fish diseases from spreading into the state’s largely pristine waters. A ban in Southeast Alaska takes effect next … Continue reading

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TU Nominates Koktuli River for Special Protection

Trout Unlimited today nominated the Koktuli River in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed as an Outstanding National Resource Water, a designation that affords the highest protection to the river’s pristine water quality and highly productive fish habitat. An Outstanding National Resources … Continue reading

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Pebble Mine Developers Fined for Water Violations

The foreign-owned companies hoping to develop the massive Pebble copper and gold mine near Bristol Bay received a $45,000 fine recently for illegally extracting water from outside their permit boundaries. This doesn’t bode well for the wild salmon or trophy … Continue reading

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Battle Over Pebble Mine Stirs Alaska State Capital

The battle over the proposed Pebble Mine is heating up in the Alaska legislature, according to public radio station KTOO. The Alaska Board of Fisheries recently asked lawmakers for an independent review of the state’s mining permit system and for … Continue reading

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TU launches updated SCP video

TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project launched its updated video this week that better depicts the work of the SCP western field staff. The SCP works primarily to protect public lands in the West, largely by achieving protective status for backcountry landscapes, … Continue reading

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Copper and Salmon: Not a Good Mix

A new federal study indicates that copper can interfere with salmon’s ability to smell, a key sense that allows the fish to avoid predators, find mates and navigate, among other behaviors. The study, conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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