Thank you to all who joined us on Earth Day for our REEL TALK panel featuring @_chadbrown_ from @soulriver_runsdeep @miccrenshaw, Gaby Diaz from @oregonwild and our event moderator Sharon Gary-Smith! Thanks to @lostnportland for recording it for their upcoming podcast. Special thanks to the youth leaders from Soul River.
#flyfishing#diversity#northwest#oregon#portland#community#outdoors#keepwild#publiclandsproud @keen @keenportland @yeti @hollywoodtheatr
WIllamette Valley steelhead redd surveys in full effect. Not many wild winters around this year, so the dedicated hours from @troutunlimited volunteers are extra important! Thanks for @myodfw and Tom Derry for the tour! #wildsteelhead#oregon#publiclandsproud
Blessed with a gorgeous morning in the woods and a big bird to boot! Worth noting: This is the 2nd turkey hunt I've worn the lucky Yoplait yogurt hat on. Both were successful and ended no more than 30 minutes past shooting light. Everyone needs one of these 😅 #publiclandsproud#daretodairy#luckyyoplaityogurthat
On Earth Day, it’s nice to remember moments like this and continue to inspire the next generation of conservationists, public land lovers, hunters, and anglers.
@mindtheredd: “On this trip he said ‘Dad, when does the river close?’
‘But, who owns the river, dad?’
‘We all do.’
‘Oh. That’s cool!’”
National Park Week! Happy trails to those getting out into the parks this week! Good luck to the plow crews in Glacier - looks like it will be quite the project this year! See you in July! #nationalparkweek#montana#bigsky#highline @glacierconservancy @glaciernps
Happy Earth Day! Visionaries like Aldo Leopoldo left us an incredible legacy of wild, public places. Get out and enjoy them! Because of Aldo and people like him, our generation has the good fortune of knowing that we’ll never suffer through any stage of our lives without at least some wild places to explore. But wilderness is not a renewable resource — when it’s gone, it’s gone. We need to pay it forward to the next generation and protect what’s left! #wilderness#earthday#publiclandsproud#standwithgrandstaircase#standwithbearsears
Today is Earth Day. Let’s not ruin an entire planet ok?
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Historically, American alligators were depleted from many parts of their range as a result of unregulated or poorly regulated hunting and habitat loss. In 1967, under a law that preceded the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the alligator was listed as endangered. Many people feared the alligator, a living fossil that has survived on earth for 200 million years, would never recover.
A combined effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and State wildlife agencies in the South saved these awesome animals.
The Endangered Species Act prohibited alligator hunting, allowing the species to rebound in numbers in many areas where it had been depleted. Then in 1987 USFWS pronounced the American alligator fully recovered and the species was removed from the endangered species list! America at it's greatest.
The USFWS continues to regulate the legal trade in alligators and their products in an effort to protect endangered crocodilians that may be passed off as alligators during illegal trafficking.
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Have you ever wondered what goes in to making our national parks? @outsidemagazine wrote an article discussing the process: federal law makers must first enact a law requiring the park service to examine the cultural, historical, environmental significance, and management options. Unfortunately there's often a backlog of recommendations. Parks can only be made through acts of congress, all though the president can dedicate land as a national monument without the department of the interior's approval. @nationalparkservice currently comprises over 400 areas covering more than 84 million acres in 50 states. The difference between national parks and our public lands, are usually the protections. Public lands are owned by the federal government and are able to be sold or disposed of as they see fit. These lands still, often, contain cultural, historical, and environmentally significant areas, we just don't always bother paying attention and often take these places for granted as free camp grounds. Let's make an effort to learn more about the places we visit, protect the places we love, and overall be better to our lands. Happy 🌎 day 💚 #earthweek2018#publiclandsproud
Besides the occasional Spaniel tangle in loose poorly laid fly line or a momentary missing beagle on a hot rabbit track. These guys have become great company along the banks while fishing. I have a blast watching them explore and learn when I should be focused on fishing, but what the heck we’re all learning. The Spaniels found there is no welcome at the end of a pair of goose tracks when nesting in the spring. Beaver tracks tend to end at a fresh mud slide down and away into a swift running creek current, only to pick up a new track as a mink will leave a stinky trail along the banks. He’s confused by the smell of woodcock, and can’t seem to give up the chase on a vulnerable field mouse our beagle has already jumped on her hunt. Turkeys scare the hell out of him and coyotes were discovered as not good playmates for either of them. A rabbit will occupy him for hours as he hasn’t figured out the “double back” yet as the frustration sets in when he figures he isn’t gaining laps into the circle of the Hare chase. While our beagle (specializing in this sport) has already found the rabbit, and the hole. I catch fish sometimes, and I hope to find at least one of those BIG storybook Wisconsin Brown’s this Summer as a goal, but if every day to the river is spent just like this with maybe only an Ace Chubs/Fallfish story to tell the boys or the common SkUNk...These guys here will tell you it was a GREAT DAY, every time....#awesomedogs#brittanyspaniel#beagleeagle#keepitpublic#publiclandsproud#flyfishinglife#fishingwithdogs#riverhunters#mydriftlessadventures#wisconsin