Ted Williams's Blog Archive March, 2012

From a pal in Iowa

According to USDA official estimates of soil loss rates, which most experts agree are too low, and researcher estimations of soil replacement rates, which are probably optimistic, Iowa rowcropped land loses soil every year, on average, at least ten times as fast as it can be replaced, and the real figure is very likely closer to thirty times as fast.

Help the National Park Service control bird and turtle killing ORVS

From National Audubon:

We need your help fighting the latest attack that threatens birds, sea turtles, and pedestrians at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.


DATE: MARCH 29, 2012

I regret to inform you that long-time friend and ASF Honorary Director Gardner Grant passed away yesterday, March 28th. Gardner joined the Board of the International Atlantic Salmon Foundation (IASF) in 1980 and continued to serve as a Director of ASF (US) until 1994. He was elected an Honorary Director in 1995. While a Director Gardner served on many ASF committees and was especially keen and interested in ASF's research activities. Gardner was also active in many other conservation and fishing organizations including the New York Anglers Club which issued the following obituary:

New season of Trout Unlimited: On the Rise begins this week

Beginning this week, Trout Unlimited: On the Rise will air exclusively on the Sportsman Channel four times a week: Saturdays at 2 p.m., Fridays at 4:30 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 3 a.m.* Host Jed Fiebelkorn takes viewers on an adventure-filled journey to some of the best trout and salmon fishing locations in the United States. Reaping the rewards of Trout Unlimited's hard work and shining a spotlight on the critical issues facing America's trout water, Jed takes viewers to places many anglers only dream of going.

Help Stop the Sale of Billfish

New Bill Has Board Support, So What’s the Hold-Up?