Doing It The Right Way: Soul River

“Chad Brown is the founder of Soul River, a fly shop in Portland. What sets him apart however, is Soul River Inc., the non-profit side that brings veterans and inner city youth together to create a community of healing…Chad uses fly fishing as a tool to heal the wounds that affect inner city youth and…

PacLamprey

Keeping Conservation Honest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released new guidelines this week regarding petitioning and listing of federally endangered species.  Five categories quantify petitioned species by level of threat and the amount of scientific information available: 1: Critically Imperiled- species in immediate need of action. 2: Species studied – Species with enough available data to…

2011

Trojan Trout to Save Western Streams

Brook trout went west in the late 1800s, riding the rails as a second string replacement for native salmonids ravaged by resource extraction and unrestricted harvest. They were a welcome addition to a depauperate fauna, supplying hunting, mining and timber camps with a steady source of protein. They also displaced native species in many systems,…