Climate Change and America's Trout

The recent National Wildlife Federation report on climate change, Swimming Upstream, lays out a very uncertain future for America's trout and salmon that need cold, clean water for their very survival. The good news is, TU has been working for years all across the country to arm our prized trout streams for a warming climate. We've worked to stabilize stream flows, rebuild structure, add shade-producing vegetation and, perhaps most importantly, protect the best remaining intact habitat that provides thermal refuge for trout and salmon.

That said, the report is awfully alarming--TU's own Senior Scientist Jack Williams contributed greatly to the report, and he's prominently featured in a new National Geographic piece about the report and how climate change could affect our angling if we don't take the needed steps to protect our irreplacable trout and salmon. 

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