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.

Photos: A Vision Worth Saving in Bristol Bay

Written by: Pat Clayton

The world’s largest runs of wild salmon, including sockeyes, spawn in the rivers of Bristol Bay.
All photos by Pat Clayton

Editor’s note: Last April, we posted about photographer Pat Clayton‘s goal to spend the summer in Alaska to photograph the region threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine. Here are some of his images and thoughts on the. . .


Video: Bringing the Brook Trout Back, One Stream at a Time

Written by: Phil Monahan

The National Fish Habitat Partnership has just released its first video in a series highlighting the work of the National Fish Habitat Partnerships across the country. The first video is focused on restoration efforts on Aaron Run, a tributary of the Savage River in. . .


Jason Houston Photographing Fisheries Management Work in Belize

Written by: Kathleen Moore

We are really enjoying the images being posted by photographer Jason Houston while he’s on assignment in Belize for and Orvis with The Environmental Defense Fund, documenting their fisheries management work there. Click “Read More” to see a few of his dispatches so far:


Salt River Study: Fish, Ditches & Pelicans

Written by: Jim Gregory

A WY Game & Fish employee holds a healthy trout from the Salt River
Photo by Trout Unlimited

Everyone who has been around irrigation water for very long knows that fish sometimes end up in canals and ditches. But how many fish end up there, what becomes of them, and how it affects the fish population are much more difficult questions, and answers vary widely between canals. Trout Unlimited, Wyoming Game and. . .


1,000 Miles Horseshoe Brook

Written by: Daryl Kenny

An Impressive Before & After
Photo by TU staff

Replacement of the Horseshoe Brook culvert in Stratford, NH is part of the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles campaign; an effort to restore and reconnect fish habitat across the country. The Brook is a tributary of Nash Stream, which was significantly impacted by a catastrophic dam break …


Video: Filmmaker Seeks Help to Finish Steelhead Project

Written by: Phil Monahan

Shane Anderson’s competitive skiing career came to an end after a bad crash, and he was looking for something to channel his energies and passions into. He began fishing for steelhead around his Pacific Northwest home, and he soon realized that the wild stocks were in danger. So he set out to do something about it: . . .