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Trust for Public Lands Guide to Angling Access
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Trust for Public Lands Guide to Angling Access

If you don’t know where to go fishing next, check out this map. Compiled by the Trust for Public Land, it outlines every project the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped become a reality over the past half century. There is also a map to looks at potential future projects — a glimpse into...

Algae Dump to South Florida’s Coasts Likely This Summer
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Algae Dump to South Florida’s Coasts Likely This Summer

Right now, it is just a waiting game. But if the unsightly blue and green gunk that now covers 500 square miles of Lake Okeechobee is any indication, this summer South Florida could be ground zero for a massive algae outbreak on par with, or even worse than, the bloom that contaminated waterways on the...

TU Buying Water Rights on Rogue River Tributary
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TU Buying Water Rights on Rogue River Tributary

Oregon’s Rogue River is one of the most famous salmon and steelhead fisheries in the West. But these and other native fishes in this watershed are struggling. Water diversions, climate change and other factors have diminished many freshwater fish populations to the extent that they are now listed, or at risk of being listed, under...

Tampa Bay Watch Completes Restoration on Hillsborough Bay
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Tampa Bay Watch Completes Restoration on Hillsborough Bay

Tampa Bay Watch has completed a community-based shoreline restoration project, in partnership with Audubon Florida, to help stabilize the shoreline of Whiskey Stump Key (WSK) and expand oyster communities in Hillsborough Bay. 65 tons of shell bags and 765 concrete oyster reef balls have been installed creating approximately 7,400 ft² of new oyster habitat. WSK...

Yamaha Rightwaters Supports Awareness of Invasive Species
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Yamaha Rightwaters Supports Awareness of Invasive Species

KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yamaha Rightwaters and other leading conservation groups kicked off National Invasive Species Awareness week by signing a National Conservation Proclamation highlighting the importance of invasive species awareness and recognizing May 15 as National Clean Drain Dry® Day. “During the last year, millions of new boaters and anglers purchased boats, fishing licenses and...

BTT Permit Tagging Program in Belize
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BTT Permit Tagging Program in Belize

One of the biggest challenges in conservation is determining which habitats are most important and should receive the most conservation attention. Habitat use and movements by permit in northern Belize are knowledge gaps that BTT is working with guides and anglers to fill by starting a tagging program in the region. Leading the program is...

BTT to Conduct Economic Impact Assessment of Mexico’s Flats Fishery
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BTT to Conduct Economic Impact Assessment of Mexico’s Flats Fishery

The economic value of the flats fishery is often an important driver of conservation for resource managers, policymakers, and those who make a living from fishing. For this reason, BTT has commissioned economic impact assessments for flats fisheries across the Caribbean Basin. These studies have helped to provide leverage for conservation in many other locations...

Nonprofits Launch Clean Water, Habitat Protection Campaign
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Nonprofits Launch Clean Water, Habitat Protection Campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two South Carolina nonprofits are teaming up to help promote and protect some of the state’s most famous waterways. Outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to get some brag swag sun shirts featuring their favorite waterways with the added bonus of conserving and protecting the state’s world-famous waterways. A partnership between the South...

Worsening Algae Bloom on Lake Okeechobee
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Worsening Algae Bloom on Lake Okeechobee

The scene at Pahokee marina on Lake Okeechobee last week was a warning sign: A thick mat of algae in various shades of green, brown, gray and fluorescent blue covered the area around boat slips. In some spots, the gunk was so dense it stuck out 2 inches above the water. Elsewhere on the lake,...