If you spent the Fourth of July weekend outdoors anywhere across America, there's a good chance you visited public parks, monuments or public lands that belong to you and all Americans thanks to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
This fund was created by Congress in 1964 with the purpose of... [ READ MORE... ]
By Chad Chorney
On Aug. 2-3, Trout Unlimited will host the inaugural Big Wood Single Fly event in Ketchum, Idaho. While the event is billed as a fly fishing “contest,” competition takes a back seat to the event’s real purpose – shining the spotlight on the Big Wood River and TU’s Home Rivers... [ READ MORE... ]
A nice Dolly Varden from a small stream on Prince of Wales Island.
I first visited southeast Alaska in 2004, the guests of a family from my home state of Idaho who had acquired a fishing lodge at the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island.
The lodge was--and still is--known for its salmon and... [ READ MORE... ]
Lahontan cutthroat trout
By John Zablocki
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But we think they are worth much more than that. Photography may be our most powerful tool for cataloging and celebrating the incredible diversity of North America’s trout and salmon. That’s why we are... [ READ MORE... ]
by Randy Scholfield
Something about the light-and-shadow swept landscape of Northern New Mexico gets into your soul--it feels like a place apart, a holdover from a time when people were connected to the land and community through traditions deeply rooted in wildness and the passing seasons. Living... [ READ MORE... ]
Last night, I took my boys to Inman Creek south of town and walked a few minutes up the trail.
We threw rocks and watched tiny trout dart under cover in the rare pools big enough to hold a few gallons of water. The boys have a shared and oft repeated goal of following any water we encounter to... [ READ MORE... ]
Thanks to your quick action starting over the weekend and into this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee has dropped plans to hear an amendment that could have cut the Clean Water Act off at the knees. You dropped everything. You called. You shared Facebook posts and Tweets. You did it.
And... [ READ MORE... ]
If you fish, there is no law more important than the Clean Water Act. Period. End of debate.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will either uphold or gut that law tomorrow morning.
The list of rivers that have benefited from the protections of the Clean Water Act reads like a copy of the... [ READ MORE... ]
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The Honorable Barbara Mikulski ChairCommittee on Appropriations U.S. Senate
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The Honorable Richard C. Shelby Ranking MemberCommittee on Appropriations U.S. Senate
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June 16, 2014
The Honorable Dianne FeinsteinChair, Subcommittee on Energy and Water... [ READ MORE... ]