As the article in this link details, the West’s megadrought is threatening wildlife in many ways: lack of water to drink, metabolic stressors, impacts on food plants, damage to habitats, and others. Increasingly, humans are in competition with and imperiling other species. What do we owe animals that are perishing from a problem of our own making?
Fly fishing in the Rocky Mountain West has become big business. As more and more people escape the confines of urban living, either moving to the wide-open-spaces of states like Montana, or just recreating here, crowding has become evident. Not only does this diminish the quality experiences (solitude in particular) sought by those fleeing more populated areas, but overuse of natural resources has also followed. And this includes pressure on native fish populations in trout s
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