Personal Conservation
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Personal Conservation

Conservation starts with our own personal behavior

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What is the meaning of conservation?

1. the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights.

2. official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management.

3. a district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision.

4. the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion.

5. the restoration and preservation of works of art.


How can I play a role in conservation?

  • Choose the right equipment
  • Pack it out, leave the environment better then you found it
  • Clean your gear
  • Watch for invasive species and don't spread them
  • Know the special needs of the water being fished
  • And more!

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