Fly Fisherman Magazine Names Richard May 2022’s Conservationist of the Year

Richard May is a name synonymous with cold water conservation and trout fly fishing in his home state of California. He was a founding member of the state’s first Trout Unlimited Chapter and of California Trout, a non-profit with a mission “to restore vibrance and abundance to California’s freshwater ecosystems.”

Richard’s impact on conservation spans over six decades, and he has been involved with, “Trout Unlimited and California Trout, a growing wild trout management ethos, ecosystem and habitat restoration, catch-and-release angling, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, dam removal, and the famous court cases CalTrout 1 and 2, which saved the Mono Lake ecosystem and established protections for the public trust doctrine and have been used nationwide to protect ecological resources,” according to Fly Fisherman Magazine.

The announcement article from Fly Fisherman Magazine is well worth a read and Richard’s accomplishments will leave you inspired to learn how you can impact your local waters.

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