Video: Eternally Wild

“Eternally Wild” showcases northern California’s Smith River; its steelhead, its history and its current plight. Here there are no dams, no clear-cut blocks, no mitigating hatcheries. Instead: ancient forest, iconic redwoods and a powerful symbol of freedom — THE SMITH. But 4,000 acres of the river’s pristine North Fork are now threatened by a toxic mine operation. The…


CHROME: On Location in British Columbia

The latest film from Conservation Hawks, “CHROME” celebrates flyfishing for wild B.C. steelhead while educating anglers on the threats of climate change and ocean acidification. The movie, which features Tom Rosenbauer, Dylan Tomine, Hannah Belford, Kate Taylor, Tim Romano and Todd Tanner, focuses on our responsibility to protect cold, clean waters for future generations.


Klamath Crumbles

How the largest river restoration project in our nation’s history came undone [When Congress failed to approve the Klamath Agreements this month, it effectively killed the broadly supported and locally developed package of three separate but coordinated settlement agreements. The agreements, hammered out by tribes, ranchers, government agencies, the owner of the dams (PacifiCorp) and environmental…


North Face Founder Dies Following Tragic Kayaking Accident in Chilean Patagonia

Douglas Tompkins, the adventurer turned North Face founder turned billionaire conservationist, died yesterday following a kayaking accident. According to reports, Tompkins, 72, was paddling on Lago General Carrera on the border between Chile and Argentina in high winds, with waves up to 10 feet tall, when his boat capsized. Three of his companions, including long-time…


Arctic Unicorns

Charlie varden, dolly charden, brookies, bulls, and beg your pardon—Arctic Unicorns is a new film from Western Waters Media that gives our favorite char (fish species of the Salvelinus genus) their due recognition. “Follow our adventure as we chase brook trout, Arctic char, and some of the most rare and beautiful dolly varden in existence (unicorns).