Posted on April 22, 2015 by Matthew Copeland

this land


Stacks of informative articles and level-headed opinion pieces have been written of late about our slinking progress toward wholesale public land transfer and the ongoing efforts to stop it. See Todd Tanner, Bob Marshall, Scott Willoughby, Ben Neary, Judith Kohler, Raph Graybill, and as always Hal Herring for particularly eloquent examples. What follows here will not be as civil. I am angry, and I am frightened. I believe that anyone who isn’t angry and frightened, isn’t paying attention. And I believe the time for polite discourse has passed.


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new rules

Gina McCarthy, the E.P.A. administrator, last month in Chicago. The rule is

being issued under the 1972 Clean Water Act Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Time


WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.

Read More: New York Times

affta speaker


AFFTA President Ben Bulis speaks with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

AFFTA President Ben Bulis traveled to Washington, DC this week to speak out on behalf of our waterways and habitat, as well as our health and vitality as an industry. The proposed new rulemaking for the Clean Water Act will protect many of our small streams, which are important spawning grounds for fish. Our industry will not survive without healthy fisheries…and access to them.


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kern river rainbow Sequoia


Habitat photo of Chagoopa Creek, one of the proposed project sites.
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife/Tracy Purpuro

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. May 20, 2015 – The public is welcome to comment on a project proposed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to collect genetically pure Kern River rainbow trout (KRRT) from three populations located in the wilderness of Sequoia National Park. The State of California, through its Heritage and Wild Trout Program proposes to restore the naturally indigenous Kern River rainbow trout to their original California source watersheds. In 2013, CDFW determined that Sequoia National Park supports the best populations of KRRT for conservation and native source watershed restoration.


Read More: National Park Service