Conservation

river water close up.

November 2020

While no activity to report on behalf of the Spokane Fly Fishers on the local level, please know that we remain in contact with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Colville National Forest Service regarding future activities at Brown’s Lake if and when we are able. Hopefully you’ve been able to follow …

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Bristol Bay, Alaska.

October 2020

This month I‘ve included information about several Conservation activities that have or will be taking place. Brown’s Lake – after hearing that platform boards may need to bereplaced at the viewing platform at Brown’s Creek, I traveled to Brown’s Lake on Sept. 11th to determine the scope of the project. Unfortunately, the Campground was closed due …

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school of red sockeye salmon.

September 2020

Bristol Bay – Pebble Mine Submitted By Claude Kistler On Monday  August 24th,  2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the Pebble Mine does not meet Clean Water Act standards, a significant setback for the Pebble Partnerships’ bid for a federal permit. This is a good week for Bristol Bay, Alaska; for the …

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Conservation Corner

Our conservation message is from a recent communication from Jerry White, Executive Director of Spokane Riverkeeper. Enjoy and be well. Hello fellow River fans and fellow keepers, We hope you are safe, healthy and secure in these strange and bewildering times. Last night, I was talking to a friend about her River and how its …

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March 2020 Conservation

Our conservation article this month features communications from Jerry White of the Spokane Riverkeeper organization. Jerry recently sent an “Advocacy Alert” titled “JUST SAY NO TO DISCHARGER VARIANCES.” A variance is a time-limited exception to our state’s water quality standard for toxins. It means that while the variance is in place, industrial and municipal dischargers …

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January 2020

Randall Osborne, Fisheries Biologist of our local WDFW Office recently reached out to the club for a letter of support for WDFW efforts to provide a boat ramp at Chapman Lake. According to Randall, “after a lengthy and complicated process involving working with a property owner and eventually the property estate, WDFW was forced to …

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December 2019

From the Inland NW Land Council: “Imagine launching your canoe below the Nine Mile Falls Dam on the Spokane River. You paddle down Lake Spokanefor miles and miles, passing houses and docks, and then… solitude. You can see Bald Eagles nesting on the cliffs, Great Blue Herons stalking the shallows. GREAT NEWS! Through Avista’s generous …

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