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FLORIDA IS HORRIBLE…at water management !!!

Lake Okechobee is in trouble…the Everglades is critically injured…the Kissimmee River flood control plan was (and is) a disaster (Which we are now trying to correct by restoring most of the original channel.) and now the St Johns River is in line for our next catastrophe… Surface Water Withdrawal. I’m sure that the ‘Science of …

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Conservation Program Moving Forward

It wasn’t all fun and games last week at the TBF National Championship! While 88 of the Federations top Anglers were out on the water fishing, Conservation Directors from each state met to lay the ground work for the future of the conservation movement. This new direction is centered around four major initiatives that utilize …

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Who Owns the Water?

By Dick Smith Conservation Director TBF New Hampshire Answer: everyone . . . and equally. The rivers, lakes, and most of the ponds in New Hampshire are held in the public trust by the state. Many (not all) lakeshore property owners often feel that the lake is more “theirs” than the general public. They feel …

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Publics Right To Access US Waters To Boat and Fish Taken To The US Supreme Court

Ponca City, Oklahoma – May 20, 2008 The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF) announced today that together with the “Restore Our Water Access, Inc.” a Louisiana fishing organization known as ROWA, that a comprehensive Amicus Brief has been filed a with the U. S. Supreme Court in support of the public’s right to fish and boat …

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