Introduction For Fish Warming

Habitat Depletion

Hunting, fishing and other outdoor traditions are an important part of life in the American West. Twenty-five percent of people who live in the region are sportsmen and women. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in 2001 hunters and anglers spent more than 17 billion on their recreational pursuits in the western United States, contributing greatly to the region's economy.1 For generations, sportsmen have been true champions for conservation, recognizing the importance of fish,...

Global Warming A Dire Threat To The Wests Wildlife Legacy

Trout Affected Global Warming

Global warming and associated loss of habitat loom as the most significant and dire threats to the West's fish and wildlife and the invaluable benefits they provide for people. Scientists have widely and conclusively determined that global warming is happening and that burning fossil fuels is in large part to blame. The Bush administration stated in its 2002 U.S. Climate Action Report Greenhouse gases are accumulating in the Earth's atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing global...