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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 08.17.22 – Orvis News

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TU’s latest film, “Spread Creek,” is a story about wild, native cutthroat trout and the power that partners can have when we come together.​

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout UnlimitedBackcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipThe Everglades FoundationCaptains for Clean WaterVoteWater.org, and Conservation Hawks (among others), we’ll make sure you’ve got the information you need to understand the issues and form solid opinions.

1. The Inflation Reduction Act Contains Funding for Important Climate Action

Photo via Upper Missouri Waterkeeper

Yesterday, the President signed the Inflation Reduction Act, a sprawling bill meant to help American consumers that also contains almost $370 billion in funding for climate- and energy-related projects. This includes money for agricultural conservation and protection of forests. According to the White House, this legislation will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about one billion tons in 2030. This is ten times larger than any climate legislation ever enacted.

According to a White House fact sheet, the climate-change efforts involve lowering energy costs, building a clean-energy economy, and reducing harmful pollution. One goal is to “Strengthen climate resilience and protect nearly 2 million acres of national forests.”

Click here for the full story on washingtonpost.com

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2. Make Your Voice Heard on Pebble Mine Before September 6

Back in May, the EPA released for comment a revised Proposed Determination under Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters in the Bristol Bay watershed as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with mining the Pebble Deposit. If finalized, EPA’s Section 404(c) determination would help protect the Bristol Bay watershed’s rivers, streams, and wetlands that support the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and a subsistence-based way of life that has sustained Alaska Native communities for millennia. 

The comment period was originally to end in July, but the EPA extended the deadline until September 6. The more of us who make our voices heard in support of permanently protecting Bristol Bay, the better!

Click here to voice your support for Bristol Bay via savebristolbay.org

3. Call of the Uplands Seeks to Protect Vital Bird Habitat

Call of the Uplands® is Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever‘s first-ever comprehensive, national campaign: a $500 million effort cultivating the next generation of conservationists to enhance more than 9 million acres of upland habitat and permanently protect 75,000 acres of land.

In the uplands, we have a treasure unlike any other in the world, and here every acre tells a story. But across America, wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing. Together, we’re taking a stand. We have a mission, the expertise and the passion to fight for every acre and the stories tied to these critical landscapes.

This is a promise to conserve our critically important uplands, before it’s too late.

Click Here to Learn More or Make a Donation

In collaboration with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, Orvis has teamed up to offer two tee shirts featuring artwork from renowned charcoal artist Joel Piltcher. Proceeds of the sale support the Call of the Uplands® initiative, which aims to create a vast mosaic of strategically located wildlife habitat across the country for the hunting public—and wild birds—to thrive.

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