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BP-CurrentFlorida's Department of Environmental Protection has a new website designed to continuously update the public with the latest information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline.

Bonefish-with-tagBonefish Trackers
BTT's Bahamas Bonefish Tagging Program is reporting its first recapture. A 19.1-inch bonefish, tagged by guide Buddy and Cindy Pinder in the Southern Marls of Abaco in August 2009, was recaptured on May 14, 2010 by guide Robin Albury. Hundreds of bonefish have been tagged in Abaco so far. More recaptures will build a good picture of movements and habitat use by these important gamefish.
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BP-CurrentDEP Monitors Gulf Disaster
Florida's Department of Environmental Protection has a new website designed to continuously update the public with the latest information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline. The website serve as the primary location for updates and information on response actions and impacts to the state of Florida."
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Michigan-FireFires Stoke Lower Peninsula Fears
Michigan fire crews are battling two wildfires threatening areas around some of Michigan’s best trout fishing areas. True North Trout reports that the larger of the two fires, the Meridian Boundary fire, is contained but not under control. According to Michigan DNR, the fire has burned approximately 7,520 acres in an area adjoining the South Branch of the Au Sable River, south of M-72, in South Branch Township.
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Hanks_Blog_AMCMaking Flyfishing Less Boring
Breaking Bad has quickly become one of our favorite, wickedly entertaining dramas on AMC. Turns out ol' Uncle Hank shares a serious hankering for flyfishing, too. From Hank's Blog: "This one time, Uncle Hank took me fishing. I know, we live in Albuquerque—where can you fish here? Well, there's lots of places: Jemez, Pecos. Anyway, he's, like, really into flyfishing, which is about the most boring thing you can do ever. I know they made some movie about it, but seriously... I'd rather change my sister's diapers for a whole day than stand in some stream for hours."
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Michigan-FireMichigan fire crews are battling two wildfires threatening areas around some of Michigan’s best trout fishing areas. True North Trout reports that the larger of the two fires, the Meridian Boundary fire, is contained but not under control. According to Michigan DNR, the fire has

Hanks_Blog_AMCBreaking Bad has quickly become one of our favorite, wickedly entertaining dramas on AMC. Turns out ol' Uncle Hank shares a serious hankering for flyfishing, too. From Hank's Blog: "This one time, Uncle Hank took me fishing. I know, we live in Albuquerque—where can you fish here? Well, there's lots of places: Jemez, Pecos. Anyway, he's, like, really into flyfishing, which is about the most boring thing you can do ever. I know they made some movie about it, but seriously...

ObamaObama's Salmon Plan (Pending)
On May 20, the Obama administration is slated to release its revised salmon and steelhead plan for the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Based on signals from fed agencies over the past three months, this “new” plan may look disappointingly like George W's old plan, about which U.S. District Court Judge James Redden, the Nez Perce Tribe, the State of Oregon, and the salmon community expressed serious concerns. See Wild Salmon & Steelhead News for updates after the jump.
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YellowstoneTourism Troubles? Yellowstone
Bozeman—More than three million tourists visited Yellowstone National Park last year, an all-time record. But the impact to the economy around the park was mixed. "In West Yellowstone those of us who live here call ourselves survivors, because we survive from one season to another," flyshop owner and guide Bob Jacklin said. Jacklin has been "surviving" in West Yellowstone now for 41 years.
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southd4North Park—Getting Drilled
Over the protests of conservation groups, federal land managers moved to open 11,160 acres of North Park for gas and oil drilling. According to the Denver Post, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management—despite vows to emphasize conservation—decided the nation's need for domestic oil justified the decision. "Certainly, if we want to supply some of our domestic energy needs, drilling is going to occur in places like this," BLM spokesman Steven Hall said.
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ObamaOn May 20, the Obama administration is slated to release its revised salmon and steelhead plan for the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Based on signals from fed agencies over the past three months, this “new” plan may look disappointingly like George W's old plan, about which U.S. District Court Judge James Redden, the Nez Perce Tribe, the State of Oregon, and the salmon community expressed serious concerns.

YellowstoneBozeman—More than three million tourists visited Yellowstone National Park last year, an all-time record. But the impact to the economy around the park was mixed. "In West Yellowstone those of us who live here call ourselves survivors, because we survive from one season to another,"