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    Stewardship Tips: Dog Days

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

    As summer enters the hot months of July and August, we, in the Northern Hemisphere, are in the middle of our dog days. These days have important consequences for aquatic life. Oxygen solubility decreases when water temperature increases. Water that is 90° F can only hold 7.4 mg/L diluted oxygen (DO) at saturation; water that […]

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    Stewardship Tips: Summertime Stewardship on your Lawn

    Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

    Here are three tips for summer lawn care that will steward your local waters…

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    Stewardship Tip: No More Styrofoam

    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

    Commonly called styrofoam, expanded polystyrene (EPS) occupies a significant piece of real estate in our nation’s landfills. Estimates indicate that landfills contain 9.6 pounds of EPS per cubic yard. Because of its light weight, EPS consumes more volume than it’s weight would indicate. Paper, in comparison, consumes 100 pounds per cubic yard; broken glass 2160 […]

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    Stewardship Tip: Don’t Dump your Bait Bucket

    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

    Rainbow Trout were introduced into fishless Diamond Lake, near the headwaters of the Umpqua River, in 1910. The rainbows thrived. Fish weighing 10 pounds were not uncommon.  

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    Stewardship Tip: NiMH Batteries

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Rechargeable batteries are an alternative that will save you money and will keep batteries out of landfills.  Originally, rechargeable batteries used nickel and cadmium.  Also known as NiCad batteries, there were two disadvantages to using cadmium as one of the chemical elements.  Cadmium is a heavy metal and is toxic.  Cadmium also contributed to rechargeable […]

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    Stewardship Tip: Batteries in Smoke Detectors

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

    We have heard people recommend changing their smoke detectors’ batteries when the time changes in the spring and the fall.  We can certainly understand the motivation behind this recommendation; a smoke detector is more likely to do its job with a fresh battery.  However, we feel that a better alternative is to change the batteries […]

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    Stewardship Tip: Select FSC Certified Products

    Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a nongovernmental, non-profit organization, promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC developed standards for Forest Management to ensure that forestry practices retain integrity and maintain the ecological balance of the forest. They also developed standards for Chain of Custody that track the movement of material from the forest, […]

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    Stewardship Tip: Volunteer to Tag Fish

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

    Are there fish tagging opportunities where you live? Each year, volunteers help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tag thousands of rockfish to support research and fishery management.

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    Stewardship Tip: Drug Free Livestock

    Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

    Growth hormones in animal wastes present an emerging risk to aquatic environments. Given the trend in agriculture toward concentrated animal feeding operations and the extensive volume of waste generated, the risk for environmental impact is great.

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    Stewardship Tip: New Seafood Watch Updates

    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

    Last week, we talked about the Seafood Watch program. We’ve always said that a part of our sport – and our passion – is bringing fish to the table, but we need to harvest responsibly. That is true even when we’re not the ones doing the harvesting.

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