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Louisiana Pelican Makes 700 Mile Journey Home
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Louisiana Pelican Makes 700 Mile Journey Home

Brown pelicans were severely impacted during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A massive rescue effort took place immediately following the spill. As a result, yet another of the 582 rescued and rehabilitated pelicans has made its way back to the Louisiana coast in an impressive display of resiliency. In June 2010, pelican “Red 33Z”...

Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Losing Fish Habitat
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Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Losing Fish Habitat

If underwater seagrass is a sign of a healthy environment, Charlotte and Sarasota counties may be losing ground. Lemon Bay has lost about 12% of its seagrass between 2018 and 2020. Charlotte Harbor lost about 23% on average with a 50% loss along the so-called “East Wall,” which includes Punta Gorda’s Ponce de Leon Park,...

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Washington DFW Restoring Habitat in Satsop, Wynoochee Rivers

MONTESANO – Starting this month, construction will begin to restore habitat in sections of the Satsop and Wynoochee rivers to benefit salmon and other aquatic species. Work will take place on state owned aquatic lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources and private lands in partnership with willing landowners. From mid-June through mid-September, access...

Rotenone for Smallmouths? It’s In the Works for the Miramichi
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Rotenone for Smallmouths? It’s In the Works for the Miramichi

The proposal to eradicate invasive smallmouth bass from the Miramichi watershed is at a cross-roads and decisions in the coming weeks will determine if the project proceeds in 2021, or at all. Smallmouth are one of Canada’s most prolific invasive fish. They use a wide variety of river and lake habitat and quickly assume a...

Fly Fishers International Supports Michigan Conservation Projects
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Fly Fishers International Supports Michigan Conservation Projects

Fly Fishers International has awarded a Conservation Grant to the Conservation Resource Alliance in Michigan supporting a project to stabilize the embankment, minimize sedimentation and protect valuable fish habitat within a key section of the Pere Marquette River. We are proud to join the FFI Great Lakes Council, West Michigan Hacklers (an FFI Charter Club),...

TU Calls for Keeping Tongass National Forest Roadless
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TU Calls for Keeping Tongass National Forest Roadless

Few decisions have been as short-sighted as last year’s repeal of the Roadless Rule on Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, which helps explain why 96 percent of all public comment opposed the repeal. When large-scale logging first took hold in the region in the 1950s, many people thought the towering Sitka spruce and ancient red...

New Idea for Cleaning Up Florida’s Lake Apopka
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New Idea for Cleaning Up Florida’s Lake Apopka

Florida’s Lake Apopka remains crippled by another catastrophic and universal threat playing out right now: nutrient pollution from agriculture, sewage and stormwater. Whether humankind can come up with a Hail Mary for climate change is years or decades away. But a privately funded, prototype machine may be on the brink of finally cleansing a Florida...

What Happens After Dam Removals
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What Happens After Dam Removals

Maine’s Penobscot River has more than 100 dams, many of which are aging and no longer serve their original purpose. Removing dams is becoming more common, with the purposes of addressing hazards posed by these aging dams, returning natural river flow and function, or both. For Atlantic salmon and other species of sea-run fish, the last...

Wildlife Forever Online Auction Supports Conservation
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Wildlife Forever Online Auction Supports Conservation

White Bear Lake, MN – As outdoor activity soars and summer vacations get underway, the Wildlife Forever Online Auction is a perfect way to shop for outdoor supplies and experiences while supporting conservation.   Bidding is now underway, and, anyone can participate to bid on fishing tackle packages, hunting knives, apparel, autographed collectibles, and antique decoys. The...

TAG Alabama Provides Vital Information on Trout, Redfish
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TAG Alabama Provides Vital Information on Trout, Redfish

Thanks to a tagging program started by CCA Alabama in 2017, Alabama anglers who target speckled trout and redfish know a great deal more about the movement and growth of these prized inshore species. The TAG Alabama program, which is compiled and analyzed by the University of South Alabama (USA) School of Marine Sciences and...