This blog highlights conservation issues we feel are important to fly fishers and others who love outdoor sports, and we cover the latest and most pressing environmental issues affecting wildlife habitat and resource conservation. Orvis believes that, if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources and environment, we must be willing to act to preserve them. Therefore, the company commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature.

1,000 Miles: We’re Almost There!

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Farmer Creek, OR
Photo by Trout Unlimited

Put yourself into the scene above. Imagine standing on the banks of the tranquil Farmer Creek in Oregon on a warm autumn afternoon, listening to the music of the stream. Not too long ago this idyllic trout spawning ground was blocked by a perched culvert. Thanks to the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign this stream is once again full of life. Wouldn’t you love to see more of this?…


Exploring Zach Collier’s Important Place

Written by: Zach Collier

Kayaking on the North Fork of the Smith River.
Photo by Nate Wilson

Editor’s note: Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Rogue and Smith rivers in Oregon and California. Our guest blogger is Zach Collier, a river guide, photographer and owner of the Northwest Rafting Company. Zach has a special place in his heart for these beautiful wild rivers. Join us as we celebrate the Rogue and Smith rivers in Oregon and California throughout September, and be sure to take action before the deadline of September 25!

My passion for Southwest Oregon’s rugged and remote Kalmiopsis Country began with kayak trips down California’s North Fork of the Smith River, whose headwaters begin in the. . .


TU 1,000 Miles: Talk about a Great Investment!

Written by: Daryl Kenny


How’s this for a piece of paradise?!
Photo by Phil Monahan

Everybody loves a good investment! As the Orvis/Trout Unlimited 1,000 Miles Campaign wraps up the 2015 culvert repair season, have we got a deal for you! All through September Orvis will match your donation, dollar for dollar…but wait, there’s more: . . .


Video: “The Sagebrush Sea” and the Movement to Save the Sage Grouse

Written by: Phil Monahan

An endangered listing for the sage grouse would have far-reaching consequences in the West.
Photo courtesy USDA

Our friends at Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership tell us that a ruling is expected this month regarding the sage grouse. The issue at hand is described here by Paul Wilkins, . . .


Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles: Impatient Brookies…and how you can help!

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Native Brook Trout take advantage of a plastic lined diversion stream
Photo by Trout Unlimited

So how would you feel about having to wait thirty years to spawn?! Yeah, us too. But before we send you off to read about how Orvis and TU solved this frustrating situation for a bunch of. . .


Lewa Wildlife Conservancy: Celebrating World Elephant Day

Written by: Jon Bash

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Supports more than 6,500 elephants
Photo via Lewa

The iconic animals of the African plains have been a highly discussed topic in recent weeks. And with yesterday being World Elephant Day, we wanted to take the time to recognize the great work Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has done with their protection of none other than…