Tag Archives: conservation

Take Action to Protect the Upper Delaware River

Written by: Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Delaware River guide Ryan Furtak shows off the kind of fish produced by good water flows.
Photo courtesy Cross Current Guide Service

The Upper Delaware River tailwater is one of the finest wild-trout fisheries in the country.
In less than a week, it could be in grave danger. New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and . . .


Pro Tips: How to Properly Handle Fish and #Keepemwet

Written by: Paul Moinester

The goal of keepemwet is to educate anglers to become better fish-handlers.
Photo by Brian O’Keefe, courtesy Keepemwet Fishing

Back in 2013, I wrote a story for this blog about an experience I had with a new fishing buddy on a prolific stretch of water that he had dubbed the “Drunk Fork of the Anheuser.” The story. . .


Keep ’Em Wet Series Seeks to Demystify Fisheries Science

Written by: Sasha Clark Danlychuk

The author, Sascha Clark Danylchuk, cradles perfection in the form of a bonefish.
Photo via KeepEmWet Fishing

I have been seeking water for as long as I can remember. As a child, it was the beach or a mountain stream in which to play. Eventually, I began to search for the creatures living in the . . .


The Pebble Mine Project Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again

Written by: Phil Monahan

The proposed site for Pebble Mine is a near the headwaters of important salmon habitat.
All photos by Pat Clayton

A full decade ago, when I was the editor of American Angler, I wrote the article below. (I’ve edited out a few dated references.) At the time, the fight to defeat the Pebble Mine project was just . . .


Victory for the Everglades: Florida Governor Signs Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee

Written by: Perk Perkins, Orvis CEO

Governor Scott’s signature has made the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee a reality.
Graphic via the Everglades Foundation

Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that will reverse the 40-year accelerating decline in one of America’s greatest natural treasures–the Florida Everglades. SB10, a bill . . .


Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes Florida House!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Governor Scott’s signature can make the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee a reality.
Graphic via the Everglades Foundation

For more than a year, we have been beating the drum about the need to come up with a solution for the water problems of South Florida. Too much tainted water from Lake Okeechobee is . . .