TU’s Land Protection Project accelerates permanent protection of our most pristine fisheries by engaging sportsmen and women as advocates and supporters of land protection and restoration; working with land trusts and grassroots to prioritize and permanently protect high quality trout and salmon streams; bringing resources to the table such as the Conservation Success Index and the Coldwater Land Conservancy Fund for land transaction costs, and reconnecting and restoring aquatic habitat on protected lands.
Why land protection? TU’s grassroots members realized many years ago that supporting permanent protection of private and public lands was a key strategy in achieving TU’s vision “to ensure, by the next generation, that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within their North American range...” Over the years, TU has supported and participated in many land protection transactions. The Land Protection Project was born from those grassroots endeavors and TU’s dedication of staff and funding resources solidifies the organization’s commitment to land protection. With project staff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Southern Appalachian Mountains and the Colorado Plateau and resources available to land trusts and TU volunteers nationwide, TU is stepping up to help protect coldwater streams and watersheds.