#whitefishlivesmatter – Canary in the Coal Mine

While some have responded to the massive Yellowstone River fish kill with the sentiment “it’s just whitefish,” blogger Jess Mcglothlin reminds us that Mountain Whitefish are an important native species to the Yellowstone ecosystem, and also a “canary in the coal mine” for stream health. Read more of more from Mcglothlin Because…

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Yellowstone River Water Sampling Results

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality sent two specialists to sample water in the Yellowstone River and in response to a fish kill a few day in advance of the unprecedented closing of the river for recreation. Five locations in the upper river were sampled and results indicate ‘atypically high’…

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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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