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Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren is MeatEater's Fishing Editor and a former freelance writer/photographer, commercial fisherman, and editor of BHA's Backcountry Journal. Though originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, he's been in Montana for almost a decade and probably isn't leaving—except during steelhead season. Send him an email sam@themeateater.com or follow him @samlungrenmedia.

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Video: Florida Manatee Found with “Trump” Scraped into Back

Endangered Species

Video: Florida Manatee Found with “Trump” Scraped into Back

We love a good “Florida Man…” headline, but it turns out we hate writing headlines that start with “Florida Manatee…” This weekend, visitors to the Blue Hole Spring on Central Florida’s Homosassa River reported a manatee whose back had been vandalized. A video first reported by the Citrus County...
Feds Reject Calls to Breach Snake River Dams as Idaho Salmon Stocks Plummet

Endangered Species

Feds Reject Calls to Breach Snake River Dams as Idaho Salmon Stocks Plummet

On February 28, the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation released a highly anticipated draft environmental impact statement regarding operation of the dams in the Columbia and Snake River Basin. The report rejected increasingly loud and united calls from tribes, anglers, and the...
New Coronavirus DNA Test Reveals Which Animal May Be Source

Endangered Species

New Coronavirus DNA Test Reveals Which Animal May Be Source

The deadly disease that has now killed more than 1,000 people in China and across the world likely jumped to humans from wildlife, most scientists agree. Exactly how or what animals involved are less than clear at this point, however. Many of the early cases of coronavirus appeared in proximity to...
Interior Department Changes Rules for Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species

Interior Department Changes Rules for Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is changing the rules regarding how the Endangered Species Act is applied and enforced. Long-time critics of the act say the new regulations from the Interior Department will reduce the economic burden associated with protecting threatened species...