Conservation Groups & Organizations
National, State/Regional and Local...
Following are many of the conservation groups and organizations that do so much to help keep our waters clean and our fisheries healthy. Some are large and national in scope and widely recognized by fly fishers. Many others are smaller and don't enjoy the advantages of size but the work they do is no less important.
This listing is by no means complete...it is, and will be, a "work in progress. If you are a member of a group and would like to be listed, you can click here to find a short form to provide us with the information necessary to list your group.
Use the three buttons below to find the group(s) you are or might be interested in. Once you find a group of interest, click on the provided link(s) to get all of the information you might need. Join one of these great organizations and give a little time or money to help our cold water fisheries. You will feel good about helping!
Here is an organization built around a truly sensible concept. If you practice Catch & Release as more and more of us are doing every day, the principles outlined by Keep Fish Wet are very simple and will make your C&R efforts even more effective. Click here to read more...
BASS (Bass Masters)
MISSION: “Owned by those we serve, dedicated to the sport of fishing.”
Since 1968, the independent state bass Federations have worked together to support the grassroots growth of fishing and the growth of the entire sport fishing/outdoors industry in their states. Simply put, The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF) and our affiliated state Federation’s do not work for any one organization in particular, although we do have several long-term relationships and partnerships in the industry.
BASS Conservation efforts...
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
Mission: To conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy.
Through science-based approaches, BTT is working to protect and enhance healthy, functioning flats fisheries and habitats in the Western Hemisphere, and restore those in decline. This work is being done in collaboration with other institutions and governments.
Fly Fishers International
Fly Fishers International (FFI) has been an organized voice for fly fishers around the world since 1964. We represent all aspects of fly fishing –from the art of fly tying and casting, to protection of the natural systems that support healthy fisheries and their habitats so essential to our sport. Today, our mission is to ensure the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters continues by focusing on conservation, education and a sense of community.
Keep Fish Wet
Keepemwet® is about releasing fish in the best condition possible. It’s a motto for minimizing air exposure, eliminating contact with dry surfaces, and reducing handling. It’s a movement to empower anglers to take small, simple steps to responsibly enjoy and share fishing experiences. Our goal is to minimize the impact of catch & release angling on fisheries by uniting conscientious anglers, organizations and companies to promote science based practices for handling fish that are released.
National Fish Habitat Partnership
Our mission is to protect, restore and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation and improve the quality of life for the American people.
Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.