Our good friends at Simms have on hand some unique t-shirts that aren't available through the company's catalog--but you can get your hands on them through a special promotion aimed at helping TU's efforts to control lake trout populations in Yellowstone Lake in order to protect native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Simms has a limited supply of these long and short-sleeved shirts --once they're gone, they're gone. But a full 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go to help TU's volunteer-driven effort to protect Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
In recent years, TU has joined with several other conservation partners and the National Park Service to study lake trout migration and spawning habits in Yellowstone Lake and then use the data collected to string gill nets and set trap nets for lake trout in high-traffic areas.
Just last year, more than 300,000 lake trout were removed, and for the first time in years, biologists are seeing more spawning Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake tributaries. But more data is needed to better target lake trout spawning areas and to determine new methods for controlling the population of non-native lakers.
“Helping Yellowstone cutthroat trout is an important project to all of us at Simms," said company President K.C. Walsh. "For generations, anglers have sought out this beautiful fish and it is our duty to do what we can to protect their long term viability."
Join with Simms and TU and help save Yellowstone's native trout. Not only will you get a unique shirt--you'll help make it possible for Simms and TU to protect the park's native fish for generations to come. You can also donate directly to the effort to protect Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake.