Monthly Archives: October 2012

Brothers

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series by members of TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. For more, visit www.oursportingheritage.org, a site dedicated to protecting our backcountry resources. By Walt Gasson The first two days of Mark’s elk hunt were … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Theodore Roosevelt!

He created five national parks; 18 national monuments; set aside 51 federal bird sanctuaries, four national game refuges, and more than 100 million acres’ worth of national forests. Those of us who love to fish, hunt and cherish wildlife, wild … Continue reading

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Sportsmen to D.C.: You must honor this place.

By Toner Mitchell On October 25, Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall of New Mexico wrote a letter to President Obama requesting that he exercise his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate the approximately 235,000 acre Rio Grande del … Continue reading

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Protecting Fishy Places in Maryland

Yesterday, the Maryland Department Natural Resources acquired a 120-acre conservation easement along the Savage River.  Anglers know the Savage for two reasons–it’s one of the best tailwater fisheries in the mid-Atlantic; and also, the Upper Savage, above the reservoir, is … Continue reading

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Are California Salmon Here To Stay?

By Brian J. Johnson, TU California Director There’s good news for those who like to eat and catch salmon, and for the families they support: California is currently experiencing the best salmon season in a decade. Biologists are predicting a … Continue reading

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Partnering with energy for a brighter future

  By Toner Mitchell If you are like me, you don’t pull into a filling station because it sells gasoline produced by your favorite energy company. You go there because it’s the cheapest station on the strip, or because the … Continue reading

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Restoring Hope

As anglers who understand the intrinsic connection between healthy watersheds and fishing success, we can appreciate the importance of restoring and reconnecting the tributary streams that flow into our storied rivers. Here in eastern Idaho, TU has done a lot … Continue reading

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Frost Warning

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series by members of TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. For more, visit www.oursportingheritage.org, a site dedicated to protecting our backcountry resources. By Corey Fisher The weatherman kept going on about temps dipping below … Continue reading

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Firehole Ranch: preserving tradition and trout

Guest blog by Laura Ziemer, director, Trout Unlimited Montana Water Project When Lyndy Caine bought the venerable Firehole Ranch in 1999, her goal was not just to save one of Montana’s iconic fly-fishing ranches—it was to preserve a way of … Continue reading

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A Down Payment

We all have one.  That little place in our heart that we escape to, the place hold close to our soul and dream about when life gets a little too crazy.  When you find yourself with too many deadlines and … Continue reading

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