Playing God with the Yellowstone

As I write this post, media from across the U.S. report that tens of thousands of fish in the Yellowstone – including whitefish, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and others are washing ashore along the river mysteriously. While initial reports from authorities suggest this may be a result of a rare,…

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Is Climate Change Already Affecting Gamefish?

Fact Alert – the following is based on science, not opinion, so proceed at your own intellectual peril! Four recent studies have found climate change has impacted both cold and warm water species. The American Fisheries Society found this news so important that it devoted the latest issue of its…

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WARNING! VERY CONTAGIOUS – FISHING POX

Symptoms: Continual complaints as to the need for fresh air, sunshine, running water and relaxation. Blank expression, often deaf and blind to family. Frequent checking of tackle catalogs. Wanders around sporting goods stores. Frequent, secret late-night phone calls to fishing pals. Mumbles to self. Lies to everyone. Treatment: Disease is…

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20th Anniversary Edition of Trout Headwaters RecentWORK

Now available for iBooks or in hard copy from Amazon, Trout Headwaters anniversary edition of RecentWork, features stream, wetland and habitat restoration projects from across the United States.  Hundreds of photos, as well as quotes on nature and the environment are assembled in this concise volume first published in 2009. This latest revised volume has…

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Our Contaminated Fish – Tissue Health Declining

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on U.S. Coastal Waters (National Coastal Condition Assessment 2010) shows concerning evidence of declining fish health. “Ecological Fish Tissue Quality is rated good for less than 1% of the nation’s waters. This means there is a potential threat to the most sensitive predators…

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Fish Migration Barriers – Battles Continue in the Pacific Northwest

The Associated Press reports that federal appeals judges recently heard arguments about whether Washington state should have to spend billions of dollars to replace culverts under roadways which are migrations barriers for salmon attempting to reach their spawning grounds.  In a case which could have major implications for dams and…

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