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Climate Change in the Mountains: AMC-led Journal Issue Explores the Impacts

From Appalachian Mountain Club  |  1/4/2022

DANIEL BEHR / AMC PHOTO CONTESTWhat are the short- and long-term impacts of climate change in the mountains of the Northeast? A new journal issue, featuring the work of many past and present AMC researchers, explores that question in detail. For decades, AMC scientists have studied the patterns and effects of air pollution and […]

Trout Clout: Take Action to Protect Southern California Steelhead

From California Trout  |  12/21/2021

Help Protect Southern California Steelhead California Trout is currently leading the effort to have Southern California steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) listed as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. We need your help to make this happen: View and sign our petition now and read on to learn why your signature matters. Listing the species as […]

Surveying what’s left of Eklutna River’s Salmon

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/21/2021

This past fall I found myself frequenting the Eklutna River often, after plans solidified for the owners of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project to briefly return water to the river for the first time since its construction in 1955. The water release was part of the study looking to mitigate the projects impacts on fish populations.

Myth of the Hydrosystem: the safety of dams

From Idaho Rivers United  |  12/15/2021

In November of 2017, with the Hebgen Dam’s final phase of its $40 million upgrade and rehabilitation nearly completed, it now had the latest in safety and technological improvements. Despite being a state of the art facility, less than four years since those upgrades were completed, the Hebgen Dam malfunctioned in November of this year, […]

2021 Salmon Run Recap: Warm Water Spelled Trouble for Migrating Fish

From Idaho Rivers United  |  12/15/2021

In 2021, Idaho’s salmon and steelhead returns continued to follow the declining population trends of the last few years, resulting in another year of very low abundance.

Accepting Applications for Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

From South Yuba River Citizens League  |  12/10/2021

Now Accepting Applications for the Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship! Since 2002, SYRCL has awarded $4,000 scholarships ($1,000/year for four years) annually to students who have demonstrated an impressive commitment to the environment. The recipients are distinguished by their service, academic achievements, and extra-curricular activities. We are excited to continue this tradition and expand our reach. […]

Update from the Madison River: Anglers rally to save trout

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/9/2021

In the early hours of November 30th Hebgen Dam (the source of the Upper Madison) had malfunctioned, resulting a 70% drop in flows.

On tap: A stronger Clean Water Act

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/9/2021

We need help from anglers, hunters, and everyone who cares about clean water to set us on the right course toward stronger Clean Water Act protections.

Jack’s Winter Policy Update

From Alabama Rivers Alliance  |  12/7/2021

POLICY UPDATES from Alabama Rivers Alliance Leaves have fallen, special legislative sessions have come to an end, and as we enjoy the holidays, I give thanks for the restorative powers of Alabama’s marvelous creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and bays. Last month, I was generously gifted a visit to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on […]

Are there “good” dams and “bad” dams?

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/7/2021

We just released an issue of TROUT magazine that focuses most of its 100 pages on the need to remove four dams from the Lower Snake River. That was an easy call for me as editor because I think removal of the Lower Snake dams, thus giving a huge percentage of steelhead and salmon in the Lower 48 a chance for survival, will be the defining issue for this generation of anglers and others who care about native species.