Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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Resolution #142: Less Gas

Forced to choose, we’d rather ride a Prius than a sheep. (You know what they say, What happens in New Zealand….) Thanks to an Israeli ad for the Toyota Prius, we’re told that its emissions produce markedly less ozone eaters (GHGs) than nature’s wooly buggers and their methane toxic “exhausts.”  

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NatGeo Does Bristol

  The December issue of National Geographic magazine has a 25-page feature on Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine controversy titled “Alaska’s Choice: Salmon or Gold”. On the page facing the table of contents, Tiffany & Co. placed this full-page ad stating the company’s thoughts about Bristol Bay. “All that the American West once was, Alaska still is.…

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The Haul Hits Literary Speed Bump

Author David James Duncan (The River Why) recently joined forces with the All Against the Haul campaign—a grassroots, four-state effort working to stop the construction of a permanent industrial corridor for oversized loads to the Alberta Tar Sands through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. All proceeds from his new book The Heart of the Monster,…

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Read This

In addition to rocking turtlenecks and stroking hot toddys by the fire, ’tis the season for some good winter reading. Field & Stream’s Joe Cermele runs down a handful of favorites, including Sowbelly by regular Drake contributor Monte Burke, and David Kinney’s excellent exposé The Big One chronicling conspiracy and intrigue at

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River be a River Again

SEATTLE—The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, built on a tributary of the Wenatchee River, has bolstered artificial spawning grounds for salmon, while simultaneously endangering the remaining bull trout population in Icicle Creek. Kurt Beardslee, executive director of the Wild Fish Conservancy, who recently filed a lawsuit, says his group

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Seven Steelhead Highways

Hwy 101, from Northern California to Port Angeles, Washington. No stretch of highway in the country crosses more prime steelhead water than this one. Start on California’s Klamath or Smith, then head up to Oregon’s Rogue or the great Tillamook Bay rivers like the Trask and Wilson, and then finish up on the drippy Washington…

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Nat Geo Spoofs Zebra Migration

Who knew? Nat Geo is funny? National Geographic’s seven-part mini series, Great Migrations, premiers tonight. But you can catch a sneak peek of some “epic” urban zebra assaults before tasting the main event. “The Great Migrations team traveled to all seven continents, covered 420,000 miles and spanned this over two and a half years to get…

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Manufacturers Take Aim at Gore Reign

Gore-Tex has (mostly) dominated the waterproof-breathable market for the past three decades. But the competition is stepping up its game. We recently read about Columbia’s new Omni-Dry release for Spring 2011. Turns out several other rivals are poised to enter the mix: “For the past 30 years, the waterproof-breathable market could be summed up in two…

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Photos: Best Euro Wildlife 2010

The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition recently announced its 2010 award winners. Presented annually by the Society of German Nature Photographers, this year’s competition received more than 11,000 entries from more than 29 countries. Rules stipulate entrants had to live in Europe, although their photographs were taken around the world.Source Link