This blog highlights conservation issues we feel are important to fly fishers and others who love outdoor sports, and we cover the latest and most pressing environmental issues affecting wildlife habitat and resource conservation. Orvis believes that, if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources and environment, we must be willing to act to preserve them. Therefore, the company commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature.

Updates on the Elwha Dam-Removal Progress


Written by: Phil Monahan


An aerial view of the plume of sediment at the mouth of the Elwha shows just how much material had collected behind the two dams over a century.

photo via seattletimes.nwsource.com

Leland Miyawaki, fishing manager of Orvis Bellevue, sent me links to two great stories from The Seattle Times showing how things are going on the Elwha River as the removal of two large dams progresses. The above photo is kind of scary, showing how much. . .

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Friends of the Upper Delaware “One Bug” Fundraiser


Written by: Phil Monahan


Friends of the Upper Delaware fights to maintain minimum water flows for trout habitat throughout the Delaware system.

photo courtesy FUDR

In a little over a week, Friends of the Upper Delaware will kick off its fifth annual One Bug event in Hancock, New York. This is a competitive fundraiser that celebrates the sport and camaraderie of fly fishing and promotes “CPR”: Catch, Photograph, and Release. Under the rules, each two-person team. . .

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