#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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WeFishASA’s Podcast Interview – Part II

Listen to the follow-up exclusive interview of Trout Headwater’s Mike Sprague by WeFishASA’s hosts Steve Sarley and Dave Kranz.  The three discuss water, resource restoration, and the challenges of our changing environment. Listen to the interview as well as hear a trout fishing expert talk about trout habitat and all…

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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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Do You Know How NYC Gets its Water?

Did you ever stop to think how one of the most famous cities in the world gets clean drinking water to its residents? The process is both interesting and somewhat surprising. For instance: Did you know a certain watershed pretty far from the bright lights of Broadway accounts for 90%…

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Was Maryland’s flash flood a sign of what the future has in store?

A sudden and intense storm rocked a quiet Maryland town recently, causing catastrophic damage and several deaths. In a Grist.org blog post, Andrea Thompson reports “the streets of Ellicott City, Maryland became raging rivers …”, “with cars tossed around like toy boats after nearly six inches of rain fell in…

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