As I am sure you already know, President Trump has taken it upon itself to shrink Bear’s Ear National Monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante by roughly 50% in the name of lesser restrictions and increasing development on public lands, but rest assured, the “development” that will ensue will be a land grab for oil and gas companies. While the rest of the world embraces renewable energy due to the fact that the planet is nearing a tipping point regarding the irreversible effects of climate change, the Trump administration is hell bent on doing everything in its power to serve the fossil fuel industry.
By: Rick Crawford
Did you know that RepYourWater has kicked over $70,000 to its conservation partners since its inception six years ago? And now, they are raising the bar by setting an ambitious goal to donate $50,000 in 2017 towards their nonprofit partners! If you are not familiar with RepYourWater, they are a premiere fly fishing brand co-founded by husband and wife business partners, Corinne and Garrison Doctor. They are a Colorado based company that is:
“dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.”
By: Kyler Gartner
There is perhaps no other activity in my life that has brought me closer to people and to the natural world than fly fishing. In that pursuit I have bonded with people I might have never crossed paths with. People whose uniqueness and greatness I might have never seen or been affected by, and moments framed with sounds, smells, and sensations that often heighten one’s self awareness and consciousness.
In the 2011 summer, my fishing buddy,Benjy Duke, and I were working as Aquatic Invasive Species Technician’s for Wyoming Game and Fish in Jackson, WY. While working there we heard about the Wyoming Cutt Slam, which is “designed to encourage anglers to learn more about Wyoming’s cutthroat sub-species.”
By: Rick Crawford
In September 2011 my fishing buddy, Benjy Duke, and I headed to Montana for a week-long fly fishing adventure. We were living in Jackson, WY at the time and had spent the summer working for the Wyoming Game & Fish Department as Aquatic Invasive Species Technician’s. We spent an entire summer parked on the side of the road next to Flat Creek in the National Elk Refuge inspecting boats for aquatic hitchhikers to protect our waters. Needless to say we had hours of downtime, so we spent the summer of 2011 planning our trip to Montana. We had both fished Montana, but neither of us had spent more than a couple of days there. This trip was going to be my epic send-off before I took a job back in Savannah, GA pursuing a career in sustainability working in a bio diesel manufacturing plant.