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[Sunrise on the Blackfoot River. Photo: © Jeremiah Watt]

Phosphate Mining: Sealing Southern Idaho’s Fate?

By Jeremiah Watt   |   Feb 15, 2011 February 15, 2011

Flipping through travel planners and vacation ads, southeast Idaho sounds much like the glorious west of old. A wild untarnished space, home to elk, moose, deer, and many other species of wildlife, with hundreds of miles of rivers and creeks, all bursting with wild native trout. It is. Or… Read More

Looking for Steelies

Looking for Steelies

By Jim Little   |   Feb 2, 2011 February 2, 2011

Taking the plunge (albeit it a shallow one) into the Ventura River in the spirit of Our Common Waters, Patagonia’s new environmental campaign, Patagonia editor Jim Little and a couple of friends spent the afternoon snorkeling for endangered southern steelhead trout. Along the way they sneak… Read More

Enriching the Rivers

Enriching the Rivers

By Ari Zolonz   |   Jan 25, 2011 January 25, 2011

Patagonia’s environmental internship program is sending about 20 employees into the field this year to volunteer with nonprofit environmental groups around the world. The company pays employee salaries and benefits for up to a month while they work in D.C., Kenya, Kauai and other locales. Ari Zolonz,… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: What We Had

Dirtbag Diaries: What We Had

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Jan 3, 2011 January 3, 2011

Happy New Year. We're starting 2011 off right with the first-ever fly fishing story to be shared on the Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces today's podcast: Mark Rutherford and John Merritt grew up sharing the same sand box. As they grew up, they each followed separate… Read More

Will Obama Dam Salmon to Extinction?

Will Obama Dam Salmon to Extinction?

May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

In the midst of rightful concern over the plight of the Gulf, consuming conversations about the latest Supreme Court nominee, and the daily soap opera that has become our economy it's easy to become overwhelmed. Information fatigue is real; each of us can only care so much, and… Read More

Fly Fishing: Our Newest Online-only Catalog

Fly Fishing: Our Newest Online-only Catalog

Mar 25, 2010 March 25, 2010

  A little tired of the traditional catalog format and a lot inspired by the November 2009 online-only Surf catalog, our fishing team decided that our approach to a catalog could be . . . well, less like a catalog and more like a good fishing… Read More

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