Sign the new Save Bristol Bay petition

Trout Unlimited is leading efforts to sign as many people on to this new petition as possible, shooting for 50,000 signers. This petition will be delivered by sportfishing representatives from Bristol Bay when they go back to Washington to lobby President Trump and members of Congress later this spring.

TU has rolled out their new petition calling on the president to stop Pebble altogether. As the permitting process nears completion in the next six months, the decision is going to come down to Trump and his administration. It is imperative that he hear from all of us (especially moderate and conservative sportsmen and women) that we need him to intervene to stop Pebble before it’s too late.

FoLAR hosts Casitas Lofts workshop March 4

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From Friends on the Los Angeles River:

We began this call last year, and now hear it echoed by the agencies and decision-makers who will help us realize River restoration right here in LA. We’re pushing for equitable public access and ecological restoration on our River.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for CASITAS LOFTS has now been published, and we’ve been granted our comment letter extension! This gives us – along with our community supporters and partner organizations – until the end of March to submit our comments. READ ALL ABOUT THE PROJECT on our website folar.org/casitas

Save the date for March 4 and register for our workshop, when we will break down the contents of the DEIR and issues with the project. Here’s what to expect:

Learn the scale of the developer’s proposal – it’s big!
Break out into groups to examine specific impacts of this project on Nature, Traffic, Floodplain Management and its woeful unaffordability.
Prepare letters, submit comments online and call local leaders to tell them we oppose this project and why.

FoLAR is co-hosting this workshop with Clockshop, NRDC and LA River State Park Partners.

JOIN OUR WORKSHOP ON MARCH 4

Washington steelheaders buy prime ‘reel’ estate to donate to state

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Josh Mills, with the Wild Steelhead Coalition, stands along the Grande Ronde River in November, 2019. Last month, the coalition purchased eight acres with plans to donate that land to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Fay Mills / Courtesy)

A prime piece of steelhead “reel estate” along the Grande Ronde River will become public property, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of dedicated anglers.

In late January, the Wild Steelhead Coalition purchased the eight-acre parcel featuring 2,000 feet of riverfront access. The undeveloped land, known as Turkey Run, is also adjacent to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife land already used by anglers and boaters. The land is about a mile upstream from the mouth of the Grande Ronde.Read Eli Francovitch’s story in the Spokesman-Review.

House passes Rim of the Valley legislation

Fly Fishing Film Tour hits Santa Ana on Feb. 27

Better lace up your boots before you get your socks blown off! The 2020 Stoke reel for the Fly Fishing Film Tour has landed and will give you a taste of the best fly fishing films of the year. Tickets will be on sale at flyfilmtour.com and your local fly shop soon. Grab your fishiest friends and we’ll see you at the show!