Redband trout, Middle Fork John Day River, Ore. Photo by John McMillan.
By Matt Barney
TU’s TroutBlitz is in full swing, and we’ve had a great response with some nice photos of trout.
TroutBlitz is part of Trout Unlimited’s Angler Science program, which is a collection of various efforts within... [ READ MORE... ]
By Katy Dunlap
As we have seen over the past year, one of the biggest threats to Pennsylvania’s native and wild trout populations comes from the halls of the Capitol in Harrisburg. In its latest attempt to weaken protections for trout streams, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a bill that... [ READ MORE... ]
Jon Christiansen, right, and TU President and CEO Chris Wood
At its annual meeting in Santa Fe in September, Trout Unlimited bestowed its highest conservation honor--the Ray Mortensen Award--on outgoing Chairman of the Board Jon Christiansen.
Christiansen is one of the few volunteer leaders... [ READ MORE... ]
You never really know what you're going to get when you bring a bunch of eastern Idahoans together for a public hearing on matters pertaining to natural resources. In this, the reddest of the red states, it's easy to become frustrated at what can sometimes be a polarized perspective when it comes... [ READ MORE... ]
(Photo by Chris Miller)
by Ted Williams
Fly, Rod & Reel, Autumn 2014
If you thought the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay area was the most rash and reckless development scheme ever to threaten Alaska’s fish and wildlife, you’d have been wrong. Five enormous hard-rock mines are proposed... [ READ MORE... ]
This week’s news that the U.S. Forest Service has issued a contract for a large old-growth timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is disappointing to a wide range of Americans, including sport and commercial fishermen, hunters, tourism operators and visitors to... [ READ MORE... ]
By the TU Science Team
Most of us are aware that road culvert barriers isolate trout populations and block access to potential habitat – it’s a form of fragmentation that may be lurking everywhere there are roads, and there are hundreds of thousands of these structures across the country.
As a... [ READ MORE... ]
We all have them.
Hunting and fishing spots that hold special meaning for us.
A trout stream where we first learned to fly fish, and that remains our favorite even though we’ve explored many streams since.
Or maybe there’s a public forest nearby where the deer hunting just seems to get better and... [ READ MORE... ]
Travis Gillespie caught the most fish (22), using a small brown ant pattern.
by Randy Scholfield
Dutch John, Utah— Fly anglers often have their vests crammed with fly boxes full of every imaginable size and pattern when spending a day on the water. But what happens when you’re forced to choose a... [ READ MORE... ]
A non-native Idaho brook trout
By the TU Science Team
When you are out casting in your favorite waters, do you ever consider the genetic diversity of the fish beneath the surface? Probably not, because why on earth would that matter?
Well, one of the fundamental rules of conservation biology is... [ READ MORE... ]