A huge gold and copper mine, proposed for northwest British Columbia just 19 miles from Alaska, moved a step closer to becoming a reality this week.
Fishermen, tourism operators and tribes in Alaska, meanwhile, are raising red flags about the project and its potential to contaminate downstream... [ READ MORE... ]
By Randy Scholfield
We had only hiked a few miles into the Hermosa Creek backcountry when we heard something big crashing through in the brush just up ahead, across the creek.
“There it is!” whispered someone.
A cinnamon-colored bear loped up the steep slope, then sat on his haunches and stripped... [ READ MORE... ]
There's something perfectly normal about the vision of my two kids wandering together down a backcountry trail, fly rods in hand and a little bounce in their steps. I know how lucky I am to take in this image on a somewhat regular basis--living in a place where the ability to just start walking on... [ READ MORE... ]
Last week was a big one for anlgers everywhere--the Environmental Protection Agency announced a draft plan that would severely limit mining in the headwaters of Bristol Bay. TU's President and CEO Chris Wood was quick to thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts about the... [ READ MORE... ]
They started milling around the TU display shortly after we hung the flag from the awning. Some had heard the news. Others were just catching wind of it. Others still were just curious.
"Is it true?" I heard a couple of times. "Is Pebble dead?"
No... it's not dead. But we can finally kill it,... [ READ MORE... ]
The highlight of the first full day of the ICAST/IFTD show every year is the The Drake Magazine's Fly Fishing Film Awards.
"It's the Academy Awards of the fly fishing industry," explains Tom Sadler, the president of the Massanutten TU chapter in Harrisonburg, Va., and a guide at Mossy Creek Fly... [ READ MORE... ]
Dear Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:
Forty years ago the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee played a leadership role in enacting one of the nation’s most vital natural resource conservation laws, the Clean Water Act. Today, that same committee... [ READ MORE... ]
Trout Unlimited today released a statement directed at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that is considering three bills this week aimed at derailing a transparent, science-based process that could lead to the protection of the irreplaceable Bristol Bay watershed from the world’... [ READ MORE... ]
by Randy Scholfield
It's not a household name. It's not on every angler's bucket list. But make no mistake: Browns Canyon is something special.
Browns is part of a 100-mile stretch of the Arkansas River recently designated as Gold Medal Trout Water by the state of Colorado--think wild, big browns. ... [ READ MORE... ]
The Lahontan cutthroat trout in Nevada's Pyramid Lake are pretty uncommon.
There really isn't another trout species in North America (and possibly anywhere) that has the potential to consistently grow into the 18-25 pound range. But that hasn't always been the case with Pyramid Lake's Lahontans.... [ READ MORE... ]