Time to Get the Lead Out


By Bob Ferris   Over the past few years I have had a number of conversations with hunters, scientists, veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators about lead bullets, fragmentation and how fragments are entering the food chains of raptors and other scavengers (see here).  These exchanges have been helpful in sorting out this complicated issue.     … Continue reading Time to Get the Lead Out

Of Dynamite, Lead, Mercury, Storms and the Myths of Suction Dredging


By Bob Ferris   About a decade ago I watched a giant front-end loader pull a metal culvert  that was restricting fish passage out of a steelhead stream in Southern California.  It was fun to watch and gratifying because my organization at the time had a hand in making it happen, but I did not … Continue reading Of Dynamite, Lead, Mercury, Storms and the Myths of Suction Dredging