Caught in the Camera Eye

Written by Mike Clifford

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By snapping photos ofrepparttar shoreline habitat at this point, you can look back on them during high water and you?ll know exactly where to pitch that perfect cast for those fish looking to get out ofrepparttar 139206 current. The brushpiles, weedbeds and boulders are more than likely still there and you will now haverepparttar 139207 knowledge at hand to target them quickly and efficiently! Think about it. Unfortunately, there are other obvious aspects ofrepparttar 139208 outdoors that are not as pleasant for us to cherish as memories of our experience on any given day. The time may come when you happen upon circumstances that are likely to cause great harm to your favorite watershed, and your camera now becomes that all-important tool again in preserving it?albeit from a much different perspective that what we?ve already discussed here. Pollution, poaching, illegal dumping and a myriad of other illegal acts are perpetrated against our natural resources continually, as much as we hate to recognize them or to give them a second thought. In this case, you becomerepparttar 139209 witness, while your camera producesrepparttar 139210 evidence, and many times you arerepparttar 139211 only person around that will ever see a specific event happening. Let?s hope these occurrences arerepparttar 139212 exception rather thanrepparttar 139213 norm in your travels, but keep it inrepparttar 139214 back of your mind thatrepparttar 139215 opportunity exists to help bring resolution torepparttar 139216 problem. In getting back torepparttar 139217 finer points of photographingrepparttar 139218 outdoors, be sure to visit HeartlandOutdoorsman.Com for your chance at some great prizes inrepparttar 139219 SPRING PHOTO CONTEST. Every photo posted amongrepparttar 139220 various Photography Forums will automatically be entered and judged. Need FREE hosting for your submittals? We can provide you with that as well. As Spring brings a new awakening to ?all things wild? in our area, we look forward to viewing your submittals, as there are more than likely some remarkable shots in your camera as you read this! As space is limited in an article of this sort, you can learn much more about capturingrepparttar 139221 great outdoors on film or in a digital format by readingrepparttar 139222 numerous articles onrepparttar 139223 website. Plenty of Tips and Tricks have been submitted by amateurs and professionals alike, so feel free to share your own or simply browse what others have written.

Until next time: ?Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking intorepparttar 139224 heart ofrepparttar 139225 night.? ~Rainer Maria Rilke

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Utilizing the Tools We Are Given

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What I found most interesting about some of these manuals isrepparttar historical accounts ofrepparttar 139205 various rivers and streams. Diaries of early explorers are portrayed in detail, and we realize just how difficult it was for our forefathers to live during that time period, knowing that if they were not stewards ofrepparttar 139206 land around them they would have a very tough time of it inrepparttar 139207 long run. As for statistics and charts, there are more then you could ever ask for if you were to prepare a paper or make comparisons forrepparttar 139208 purpose of a conservation project. Surely some ofrepparttar 139209 best case studies to be found anywhere. For those interested inrepparttar 139210 geological composition of our state,repparttar 139211 descriptions and technical explanations will more than likely satisfy your interest quite capably as well. Shaded Relief and Land Cover maps round out a comprehensive set that any serious angler should not be without.

I sent a request for just a couple of watersheds initially, and quickly realized I needed to have all of them- so save yourself some time by just sending one Email and request all of them at once. Remember, they are paid for with Conservation 2000 money, so they are yours to enjoy, free of charge! Conservation 2000 isrepparttar 139212 culmination of recommendations from CTAP,repparttar 139213 Illinois Conservation Congress, and Former Governor Edgar's Water Resources and Land Use Priorities Task Force. The CTAP recommendations came out of its 1994 report onrepparttar 139214 state ofrepparttar 139215 Illinois environment. CTAP investigators inventoried and analyzed existing environmental, ecological, and economic data to establish baseline conditions from which future changes in ecological conditions might be measured.

Good luck, and be sure to let us know onrepparttar 139216 website when you get these, how you are utilizing them and how you like them. I'm willing to bet that you'll be wondering why you hadn't ordered them sooner! The CTAP manuals described here can be ordered by followingrepparttar 139217 URL listed below: OR, by sending an Email torepparttar 139218 following address:

Until next time, I'll leave you with this: "No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will findrepparttar 139219 small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment". - John Denver

Mike is a passionate outdoorsman/photographer with one of the most comprehensive websites in America-

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