FFI Virtual Expo - Conservation
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Sometimes you have to buy a river, learn why

Sometimes you have to buy a river, learn why

Conservation

Get important conservation info on Bristol Bay, Western Rivers Conservancy, Georgia (the country) trout, and the Florida Keys.

11/5/2021
3:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM

C01 The Angling Commitment to Bristol Bay, Alaska
Conservation

Presenter(s): Megan Barker

Description: Whether you've never heard of the proposed Pebble mine or you've been part of the fight to stop it for the last 20 years, this presentation will cover what's at stake in southwest Alaska, and the latest update on the status of the mine that has threatened the most prolific sockeye salmon fishery on the planet. Attendees will leave with a clear call to action for how they can help ensure that Bristol Bay is protected for current users and future anglers.

Class Fee: Free with Registration


11/5/2021
4:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM

C02 Sometimes to Save a River You Have to Buy It
Conservation

Presenter(s): Jim Cox

Description: Western Rivers Conservancy conserves rivers in the Western U.S. for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and people.  The program will explain how WRC purchases properties from willing sellers and will highlight recent and past projects in Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho, and Washington State on some outstanding fly fishing streams.

Class Fee: Free with Registration


11/6/2021
10:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM

C03 How Fly Fishing Can Help Georgia Trout Conservation Effort
Conservation

Presenter(s): Vladimer (Lado) Sakvarelidze

Description: There will be a story of how the fish population has suffered in Georgia for last few decades; how the government tries to find solutions by creating protected areas and national parks where a lot of things are restricted, including recreational fishing. The program will be about the effort to argue that permitting fly fishing first on some of the national parks and after organizing permit and license based recreational fishing on all public lands will actually help Georgia's conservation effort and will help bring life to rivers phase by phase.

Class Fee: Free with Registration


11/6/2021
11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

C04 Florida Keys Initiative
Conservation

Presenter(s): Ross Boucek

Description: The Florida Keys Initiative funds and conducts science to identify stresses on bonefish, permit, and tarpon populations along with stresses their habitats may face.  They use that scientific research to advocate for policy or cultural changes to protect the fish and improve habitats.

Class Fee: Free with Registration