Episode 21 – Our 21st Birthday, Shane Anderson’s film tour, and guide cooperation in the face of natural disasters
Shane Anderson, our first guest on show 1 and maker of the currently touring film “Wild Reverence,” joins us to tell about life after the film’s completion and its impact on the general public and fishing community. We also talk to two guides from Washington’s Methow River Valley to tell the story of a guide community banding together to overcome this summer’s natural disasters that have severely impacted the fishery and surrounding habitats.
Episode 20 – Alaska and Montana Guide Stories with Peter Vandergrift and the story behind Bristol Bay Seafood
Peter Vandergrift comes on to tell us of his journey from Alaska guide, to Montana guide, to the fly fishing industry business world. Conservation this week dives deeper in to the Bristol Bay issues, and how the seafood industry is affected.
We are joined by Truckee guide Doug Oulette, as well as Donald Zimmerman from “Catch Snap Release” to talk about hoot owl closures on trout streams. A topic that any trout angler should know about.
Kyle and Bil from Sportsmen for Browns Canyon come on for a great interview talking about one of Colorado’s most significant recreational areas. Learn about the fishing, rafting, and hunting opportunities that are being fought for in the Arkansas River drainage.
Media company Blood Knots joins us to talk about their new conservation focused steelhead film, “Our Two Hands.” Then, Paul Conklin tells us about guiding successfully on one of the most popular destination fisheries on the continent.
We hear from Save our Smith about saving the Smith River in Montana from a proposed copper mine. Then we go to the extreme other side of the planet to hear about fly fishing some of the world’s most remote streams in the Himalayas.
Episode 15 – Finding the balance between having enough voices to preserve the resource, and loving a place to death
We talk to Brandon Hoffner of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and author Chris Hunt about finding a balance between having enough voices to preserve the resource, and hitting the point of having too much attention.
We discuss the importance of native fish in Oregon from the perspective of The Native Fish Society, and from guide Jeff Hickman. From the recent isues native fish have faced, to how anglers, river stewards, and users of the resource have come together to give Oregon’s ESA listed fish a fighting chance.
Episode 13 – Guide Stories with Joe Willauer and Conservation with the Nature Trust of British Columbia
Jasper Lament Ph.D joins us to tell about the Nature Trust of B.C. and all the good work they’re doing. There is a lot to be learned from their focused approach! Then, Joe Willauer comes on the air to tell about the realities of guiding. From his start just out of high school, and his growth in the following years, Joe has quite the journey to tell about!
Scott Hed from The Sportsmans Alliance for Alaska joins us to give the up to date on the Pebble Mine issue in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Then, Adam Franceschini, whose guiding operations span the entirety of North America, including Bristol Bay, tells us why Bristol Bay is now considered “home”for him.
We also talk about some other things.