During a recent TU staff call, Chris Wood discussed the results of a TU staff survey. One of the survey areas had to do with various benefits of working for Trout Unlimited.
January 27th is my birthday. Looking at the beautiful day that was in store, I decided to take a trip from Bozeman to West... [ READ MORE... ]
The EPA has approved the use of potash for a pilot Zebra Mussel control project on Christmas Lake in Minnesota. If this successful, this technique could by utilized on medium and smaller water bodies to control this nasty aquatic invasive species. TU AIS will monitor this program and report the... [ READ MORE... ]
The illegal introduction of non-native fish is a serious threat to our wild and native trout. Following is a link to a very good PBS show on the illegal dumping and introduction of non-native fish in Montana, and what Montana TU is doing about it.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/stopping-illegal... [ READ MORE... ]
Following is a link to a recent new story regarding the dicovery of Zebra Mussels on a boat dock on the South Dakota side of Lewis and Clark Lake. Be aware of the potential to move mussels on boats and in live wells. When available, utilize boat cleaning and inspection opportunities, and ALWAYS... [ READ MORE... ]
Minnesota's Excelsior Brewing Company's Milfoil and Zebra Mussel IPA , "invasive pale ale" has sold out! Great story on bringing awareness to the aquatic invasive species issue. Kudos to Excelsior!
Maybe we can drink our way to solving the Zebra mussel problem! A new IPA, "invasive pale ale" uses Zebra mussel shells in a new brew. Get some for your Thanksgiving celebration!
Following the recommendation to inspect, clean, and dry, we have found that prevention of spread of AIS can be successful. Following is a link to a story about an AIS prevention success!
On behalf of TU's VSP program, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the wonderful trip to Jefferson Island Ranch! TU VSP hosted a fine group of 6 wounded warrior/Vets who enjoyed spectacular weather, beautiful scenery, excellent fishing, and even better company. It was the trip of a... [ READ MORE... ]
Dogs trained by an organization based in Three Forks, Montana are being utilized to sniff out Zebra mussels in watercraft. Preventing the spread of Zebra mussels by watercraft is one of the primary focus points in the effort to control the spread of this deadly invasive species, and preliminary... [ READ MORE... ]
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new regulation requiring that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
The... [ READ MORE... ]