The Cleanest Line

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The Elwha River has been dam-free for less than two decades  whereas the Hoh River—running from the flanks of Mount Olympus to the Pacific Ocean on the Olympic Peninsula’s western edge—remains one of the state’s few uninterrupted rivers, largely due to its location in Olympic National Park. Photo: Colin Wiseman

Saving One River: Hoh Steelhead in Decline

By Colin Wiseman   |   Aug 17, 2019 August 17, 2019

“Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” —William Ruckelshaus, first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency A coho salmon the size of my pinky drifts quietly in the shade. It’s hardly distinguishable from the sand below. But Marie-France Roy, a professional… Read More

Just Released: SoulFish 2 – Fish Mode

Just Released: SoulFish 2 – Fish Mode

By Mikey Weir   |   Jul 6, 2011 July 6, 2011

Good news to all you trout-chasers sidelined by swollen creeks this season: SoulFish2, Fish Mode from the Burl Productions is now available on DVD. Fire up the video while you're waiting for the waters to mellow out and enjoy footage from choice locations around the world. Here's… Read More

Looking for Steelies

Looking for Steelies

By Jim Little   |   Feb 2, 2011 February 2, 2011

Taking the plunge (albeit it a shallow one) into the Ventura River in the spirit of Our Common Waters, Patagonia’s new environmental campaign, Patagonia editor Jim Little and a couple of friends spent the afternoon snorkeling for endangered southern steelhead trout. Along the way they sneak… Read More

Enriching the Rivers

Enriching the Rivers

By Ari Zolonz   |   Jan 25, 2011 January 25, 2011

Patagonia’s environmental internship program is sending about 20 employees into the field this year to volunteer with nonprofit environmental groups around the world. The company pays employee salaries and benefits for up to a month while they work in D.C., Kenya, Kauai and other locales. Ari Zolonz,… Read More

Working Toward the Removal of the Matilija Dam

Working Toward the Removal of the Matilija Dam

Mar 16, 2010 March 16, 2010

["Yvon Chouinard Q&A on Matilija Dam – American Express Member's Project" via YouTube. Video: Robert Richardson and Scott Hicks] Today we're following up on Yvon Chouinard's recent commercial for the American Express Members Project. The grad student Yvon mentions in the above video… Read More

Fresh Hatch – The Fly Fish Journal is Here

Fresh Hatch – The Fly Fish Journal is Here

Oct 7, 2009 October 7, 2009

When the fishing’s hot, there’s not much that can standbetween you and the water. But we all know fall weather can be a fickle thing; moreso, even, than those finicky browns that have been spurning everything youtoss all season long. Coldertemperatures, cloudy skies, and an icy driving rain can… Read More