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Support the Henry’s Fork Foundation

trout stream, Henry's Fork, Idaho

The Henry’s Fork Foundation is conducting it’s annual fundraiser, a virtual auction this year, featuring 124 items. Offerings include fishing gear, trips, instruction, books and artwork. An especially coveted offering is a painting by famous western artist Dave Hall. Here are the links to the auction, Dave’s website, and the Foundation’s website. […]

Global Warming, a Call to Trout Anglers

global warming

I was prompted to write this blog after reading an editorial, written by 13 year old Kian Tanner, already an avid trout angler. It was titled “Are There Any Adults in the Room?” ( Call it “Climate Change”, or “Global Warming”, I don’t care. But the inconvenient truth is that our planet is warming. Trout […]

Native Trout Restoration

native trout restoration

I am a life member of Trout Unlimited, and believe in the balance of nature that biodiversity provides. But native trout restoration is an issue that gives me angst. It’s hard to witness the destruction of a healthy fishery with rotenone, in the hopes of restoring a native fishery. I do ponder whether it is […]

Conservation Controversy over Exotics

conservation controversy over exotics

Felts vs Rubber, revisited In March, I discussed the problem of exotics, with a focus on the conservation controversy over the spread of whirling disease. While wading fishermen, and their felt soled boots, were initially blamed for much of the spread of this disease, further study has since found that the major culprits were watershed managers, […]

Conservation Controversy- Felts vs. Rubber

Zebra mussels, lake trout, didymo, northern snakehead, and myxobolus cerebralis- what do these have in common? They are all referred to as “exotic species” or “watershed invasives”. The US Watershed Council defines an invasive as “a non–native species introduced to an aquatic ecosystem that causes environmental and/or economic harm”. Once transplanted into a new environment […]