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  • August 7, 2013

    Fishing in the Salmon Forest, Part 1: The Lifeblood of the Tongass

    By Hal Herring

    Editor’s note: Conservationist blogger Hal Herring spent five days exploring and fishing Alaska’s Tongass National Forest earlier this month. This is the first of five reports.

    Glacier feeding the Taku River. Photo by Chris Hunt.

    In this misty, twilit country, the sharp lines we know in the more settled world blur and shift and disappear. The line between land and water goes first--at midmorning’s high tide, we thrash along in waders through neck high grass at the border of a placid saltwater estuary, mosquitoes whining, gnats in a dervish dance around our heads. By low tide at late afternoon, the saltwater has withdrawn, replaced as if by magic by an ether-clear torrent of freshwater born in the forested mountains that tower above, flowing over clean gravels as wildly colored as gemstones. The rain falls silently, sifting into the river, sky and water blended.

  • July 26, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: Protecting Trout Habitat in Idaho's Wood River Valley

    By The Editors

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    Volunteers in Hailey, Idaho, helped ready a popular access point on the Big Wood River by mulching trails, removing noxious weeds, and stabilizing the banks with native grasses. Local middle school children also helped Trout Unlimited to assess the water quality and health of the fishery at nearby Loving Creek.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.

  • July 17, 2013

    Duck Numbers Strong, But Congress Weak on Habitat Protection

    By Bob Marshall

    With apologies to Mr. Dickens, these are the best of times and worst of times for America’s waterfowlers.

    Sportsmen like me who think the half-hour before sunrise is the best time of the day have been thrilled by this recent news from the prairie breeding grounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the number of breeding pairs is the second-highest on record,
    and late moisture has resulted in plenty of water for them to get their jobs done on the potholes.

  • July 16, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: New Jersey Shore Hurricane Remediation

    By The Editors

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    More than 75 volunteers, including Field & Stream staffers, gave up their Saturday to clean up and restore Island Beach State Park, a 10-mile-long barrier island off the New Jersey coast that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.

  • July 15, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: Montana Trout Stream Access Development

    By The Editors

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    Volunteers in Missoula helped to create a parking area and develop a new fishing access point at the confluence of blue-ribbon trout stream Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River, an area that Five Valleys Land Trust recently acquired for permanent protection.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.

  • July 12, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: Wounded Warriors in Action Camp Project, Year 2

    By The Editors

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    In the second year of this project to create more hunting opportunities for returning veterans, volunteers joined the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation at Camp Hackett to improve trail access for hunters with limited mobility.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.

  • July 12, 2013

    Gulf Coast Economics: Fish and Wildlife Dollars Hammer Development

    By Bob Marshall

    Conservationists fighting to protect fish and wildlife habitat usually are up against the same opponent: Business development.

    In the Midwest, that can mean agriculture. In the Northeast, it’s often sprawling business parks.

    But down on the Gulf Coast, where protecting wetlands is critical for fisheries, the other side is typically represented by oil and gas drillers or waterfront residential developments that turn marshes into finger canals with boat docks.

  • July 10, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: Arizona Wildlife-Friendly Fence Upgrade

    By The Editors

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    Volunteers with the Mule Deer Foundation in Prescott, Arizona, removed barbed wire fencing, which endangers mule deer and pronghorn young, and replaced it with wildlife-friendly smooth wire along three miles of fenceline.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.

  • July 3, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: Reviving Fire-Scorched Mule Deer Habitat in California

    By The Editors

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    Volunteers in northern California helped local Bureau of Land Management staffers plant 1,000 bitterbrush seedlings donated by the Mule Deer Foundation, after a devastating wildfire burned through 315,000 acres of the state's best deer habitat.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.

  • July 2, 2013

    Hero for a Day 2013: Improving Wild Trout Habitat in Western Maryland

    By The Editors

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    Volunteers with Trout Unlimited, the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, and Project Healing Waters pitched in to protect a recently discovered population of wild brown trout by installing two footbridges over the creek and planting trees to stabilize and shade the streambanks.

    Learn more about volunteer conservation projects near you at fieldandstream.com/heroforaday.