Outdoor communicators are a funny lot... And these days, the lot's quite big, given the prolific nature of blogs and digital media. Through this group on the new TU website, we hope to offer outdoor writers, photographers, broadcasters and bloggers a platform from which to share their work (and have it promoted through TU and its social channels), compare notes, discuss best practices and generally engage in a community that is truly unique. If you communicate about the outdoors--particularly about trout and salmon--in any fashion, we welcome you to become part of this unique community.
by Randy Scholfield
Denver Post outdoors writer Scott Willoughby continued his excellent recent series on Colorado's "Best Wild Places" with a feature article on the Roan Plateau, a rugged backcountry area in western Colorado where TU has been working for 15 years to protect watershed habitat and... [ READ MORE... ]
Lisa Bolton and Anna Halligan, TU's North Coast Coho Project team, are stoked about getting "skunked."
By Sam Davidson
It is only 25 miles, as the crow flies, between the hamlets of Fort Bragg and Willits, near the southern end of California’s fabled Lost Coast. But when you make this journey by... [ 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... ]
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... ]
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
Washington, DC 20515
June 16, 2014
The Honorable Dianne FeinsteinChair, Subcommittee on Energy and Water... [ READ MORE... ]
Quite a few of us on the TU staff are suffering from a touch of Wolverine Envy these days, thanks to a brief mention given by Hugh Jackman on The Late Show with David Letterman recently.
Several weeks ago during the famed squala hatch in western Montana, TU staffers Tom Reed and Corey Fisher took... [ READ MORE... ]
Across the country, trout fishing is finally warming up after a bitter winter. Streams in the Rockies are flush with snowmelt. In the East, spring rains mean small brook trout streams are roaring. Come late summer, though, many of these waters where you’re catching fish now may be reduced to... [ READ MORE... ]
The morning light in the window is soft and bright. The old Labrador takes her time getting up out of bed. It’s cold in the room and I’m lamenting the fact that I didn’t turn the heat on last night.
These are signs of a spring in the Rockies. No need to check the forecast. No need to check the... [ READ MORE... ]
The excitement on her face when she brings her first native Colorado River cutthroat trout to her hands is infectious. Although she has only been fly fishing for a year seventeen year-old Haley Powell has spent the greater part of her life with her family and friends in places like Little Mountain... [ READ MORE... ]
I push aside backpacks, strollers and a wagon to clear the path for the 1970’s Schwinn single speed cruiser. Attached to the faded maroon steed is a bright yellow and blue trailer. Water bottles, Dora the Explorer books and countless snacks clutter the cabin. Look closely you will see a single fly... [ READ MORE... ]