9.5 hours!

    River Alliance’s executive director Raj Shukla speaks at the SB 76/AB 105 high-capacity well bill hearing. See River Alliance’s full testimony.  Two Minutes, One Email Last Wednesday there was a 9.5 hour hearing on Wisconsin’s groundwater. BIG thanks to Central Sands Water Action Coalition (CSWAC) advocates and many more citizen advocates from around the state! The room was packed and many testimonies were shared. Right now–today–we have an opportunity that may not come again. It’s the time to push back and make your voice heard on our state’s groundwater crisis.  Here’s how: Identify your state senator or representative with this … Continue reading 9.5 hours!

Act UP and Go for The FLOW! 6-10-2016

  ACT-ing Up 21 Denny Caneff with Gordon Stevenson, who received the River Champion award from River Alliance in 2012. The summer issue of our newsletter The FLOW is just out (find it here). In it we highlight several examples of the damage the Wisconsin legislature has done to water in the past several years. One example of that damage is an obscure but controversial law with the benign name of Act 21.  “The strong bond has been broken between science and the law. Technicians and scientists are now cut out of the loop. Think about it: the Governor’s office and … Continue reading Act UP and Go for The FLOW! 6-10-2016

Honoring One of Our Own – Nelson Award Winner Denny Caneff 5-22-2016

    Honoring One of Our Own   Last Thursday, River Alliance Executive Director Denny Caneff was honored with the Conservation in Action award. Two of Denny’s colleagues, Kerry Schumann (Executive Director of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters) and Lindsay Wood Davis (former River Alliance board member) recognized him for his lifelong commitment to conservation.  Read more about Denny’s conservation career here! Black Earth Creek Habitat Snapshot Day: A Success! Dave Rowe from DNR is explaining how to evaluate stream characteristics to the group of over 50 volunteers. Thank you to over 50 volunteers and several public and private partners coordinating … Continue reading Honoring One of Our Own – Nelson Award Winner Denny Caneff 5-22-2016

After Scoring Major Victory, Land Trust Alliance Returns to Capitol Hill 4-1-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    After Scoring Major Victory, Land Trust Alliance Returns to Capitol Hill for Advocacy Days Meetings to Highlight Land and Water Conservation Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2016) – Members of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, will return to Capitol Hill beginning April 11 to build on their recent victory. The 100 meetings that 120 land trust professionals from 35 states have scheduled with lawmakers and staff come on the heels of Congress and President Barack Obama making … Continue reading After Scoring Major Victory, Land Trust Alliance Returns to Capitol Hill 4-1-2016

Tennessee Anglers Weigh in Monster Catfish to Win Wheeler (AL) Tournament 1-8-2016

Winter Blues on Wheeler, sponsored by Alabama Catfish Trail has quickly become a destination for Cat Anglers seeking their personal best. This year’s winners, Paul and Tammy Strouth and Brian Lawson caught 168.9 pounds of Blue Cat, their big one weighing in at 68.69 pounds caught just within regulation. “Time was running out,” Lawson said. “I was pacing the boat and then the rod hit and it was on.” The Second Place Team of Nick Dimino, Adam Long, and Doug Jolly enjoyed a total haul of 151.9lbs, with a Big Fish of 69.58. Third Place went to the team of … Continue reading Tennessee Anglers Weigh in Monster Catfish to Win Wheeler (AL) Tournament 1-8-2016

Vandevoort Joins National Board of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 10-24-2015

   NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 26, 2015 Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, mckalip@backcountryhunters.org Vandevoort Joins National Board of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Kimber manager brings marketing expertise, deep-rooted industry relationships to leadership of national sportsmen’s group   MISSOULA, Mont. – Rachel Vandevoort has joined the national board of directors of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, bringing marketing expertise and deep-rooted industry relationships to the leadership of the sportsmen’s group.  “We couldn’t be more pleased to have Rachel join the board,” said Land Tawney, BHA president and CEO. “She has an infectious personality, appetite to get things done and outstanding sportsman bona fides from … Continue reading Vandevoort Joins National Board of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 10-24-2015

Federal Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule 8-25-2015

Federal Judge Blocks Clean Water RuleLate Thursday, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the EPA’s new clean water rule just hours before it was due to take effect. Here’s our take.For Immediate Release August 17, 2015 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org “The EPA’s rule simply restores clean water protections to what they once were, a move that is essential for the future of outdoor recreation, public health, and the economy,” said Whit Fosburgh, president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. “It’s disappointing that opponents of clean water would prefer legal maneuvers and confusion over clarity in the … Continue reading Federal Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule 8-25-2015

More 30+ Lizards, Perch Mob Video, Korey Sprengel Tips 4-17-2015

Today’s Top 4 More 30+ lizards! Detroit River 33″: Erie 32-incher, sent in by by guide Ben Garver: Rathbun, IA spawner: Another IA breeder: From somewhere in MI: Not sure how big this one is exactly or where it’s from but it’s a nice feesh! The flip side…. For anyone who has “had enough” of pics of giant walleye, we found these — hope you enjoy! (lol) Ever seen this many perch?? Check out this video — incredible! How ’bout…the fish come to you! ‘Nother crazy video — ice fishing done backwards…sorta:         News   1. WI: Fisherman … Continue reading More 30+ Lizards, Perch Mob Video, Korey Sprengel Tips 4-17-2015

2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Sets New Attendance Record 10-11-2014

The 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series brought a record number of visitors to its eight regular-season events and the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship. Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – From the muddied waters of Georgia’s Lake Seminole, to the heart of the fifth most populous city in the U.S., to the windy shores of Lake Michigan, the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series has made bass fishing history and left some impressions in its wake. With a record-setting total of 128,600 people in attendance throughout the eight regular-season events and the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, the … Continue reading 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Sets New Attendance Record 10-11-2014

GUNVOTE 2014 9-4-2014

nssf.org Prepare to #GUNVOTESM The hunting season has begun, and that means so to has the election season. Politicians are aiming for your vote on Election Day. Some politicians even try to camouflage their real position on the Second Amendment while they work to undermine our hunting and shooting sports heritage and our firearms freedoms. NSSF warns all hunters, sportsmen and gun owners not to risk their rights. Educate yourselves on which candidates will stand up and fight for you. Don’t Risk Your Rights! #GUNVOTE. ____________________________________ PNG JPEG High-Res – 2100×2100 High-Res – 2100×2100 Low-Res – 250×250 Low-Res – 250×250 … Continue reading GUNVOTE 2014 9-4-2014