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Tippets: Rotenone Red Flags, Companies and Conservation, Saving Atlantic Salmon, California’s “Miracle March”

Posted on April 06 2016

  • The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s plan to use rotenone to help re-establish native Gila trout populations in waterways in the Gila National Forest is raising safety concerns for those handling the chemical. “Recent studies have directly linked rotenone exposure to an individual’s likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease, and some scientists say the pesticide’s threat to humans and the environment should be studied further.” Via The Santa Fe New Mexican.
  • Increasingly, companies are leading the way when it comes to “causes.” In a recent article, Monte Burke highlights “Environment Friendly Fly Fishing Companies” such as Orvis, Costa, and Patagonia. “Sure, these companies sell products, and their green initiatives are certainly good for public relations. But they also do real, effective work on behalf of the planet.” Via Fly Fisherman.
  • Federal officials say the key to saving Atlantic salmon in American waters will require the U.S. to put pressure on fishermen in Greenland to stop traditional harvests. An ambitious new plan “involves removing dams, creating fish passages and fostering cooperation with Inuit fishermen.” Via The Portland Press Herald.
  • After years of drought, some of California’s largest reservoirs have approached flood-level operations due to spring precipitation, which brought double the average for the month. “We’ve had several Miracle Marches over the decades and I think that this one,” says John Leahigh, director of water operations for the State Water Project. Via Capital Public Radio.

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