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Tuesday
Aug042015

Surfing Down The Man

Tuesday
Aug042015

Dead salmon, climate change and Northwest dams

Photo: Peteforsyth

Federal dam operators are breaking the law by allowing the Columbia River to reach lethally hot temperatures for salmon. Scientists report that 400,000 sockeye, 80 percent of the run, are dead or dying. Fishermen and conservation groups are calling on the Obama Administration to take action to stop the extreme river heat.

LINK (via: Columbia Riverkeeper)

Why has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agency in charge of salmon and climate science, refused since 2008 to analyze how climate change is affecting Columbia River Basin salmon, and how to reduce or buffer those effects? And why does Washington state support this inaction?

LINK (via: The Seattle Times)

Tuesday
Aug042015

Fly fishing 3 of the newest national monuments 

Three newly designated national monuments represent just a few of the 19 special landscapes the Obama Administration has marked for preservation over the years.

And these protected lands are home to some of the best fishing.

Fly fishing in Northern California’s stunning Berryessa Snow Mountain, designated in July, is just one example. For a more in-depth look at the new national monuments where they’re really biting, GrindTV caught up with David Lass, the California field director of Trout Unlimited.

LINK (via: Grind TV)

Tuesday
Aug042015

Relieving Expectations or: Only the Ultimate Prize is Catching the Fish

From 4bc Productions.

In the competitive, passion and Adrenaline inducing sport of Saltwater Fly Fishing, many fishermen become obsessed about holding the biggest, perfect, most difficult to catch fish on front of the camera and snap their bragging rights for the pre-dinner margarita lubricated Fish-talk.

Monday
Aug032015

What happens when a rainforest burns?

When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.

LINK (via: Grist)

Monday
Aug032015

Death to a deadbeat dam

A 61-foot dam that helped kill off the Eklutna River salmon run will finally be removed.

The Conservation Fund -- in partnership with the Native Village of Eklutna and Eklutna Inc. -- has formally announced its intent to remove the Eklutna River dam now owned by Eklutna Inc.

LINK (via: Alaska Dispatch News)