Public Lands and Waters Issues
Conservation of fishes and their habitats is fundamental to preserving our opportunities to fly fish. These landscapes collectively exist under ownerships, laws and public policies as public lands and waters. They provide essential homes to a vast array of wildlife, plant and insect species, including those that may be threatened or endangered with extinction. What must not be forgotten is that these very landscapes of minerals, waters and plants are essential to our own quality of life as human habitat. They provide our fresh air and clean water and they sequester the carbons we emit into the atmosphere. These lands and waters must be protected for our recreational interests and our quality of life as humans.