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.
It is great to see TU chapters flex their muscle within their local communities in a way that benefits fish and people, too. Such is the case of the Valley Forge Chapter in Pennsylvania. I met a bunch of their leaders early this spring, and they took me on a tour of Valley Creek.
Valley Creek,... [ READ MORE... ]
By Sam Davidson
In this era of Google Earth and ubiquitous GPS units, it's comforting to know there are still a few wild places that are "off-the-radar," places where you can wander all day with a rod or a gun and see more fish and game than people. The Pine Forest Range in northwest Nevada is... [ READ MORE... ]
Today was a great day for public lands and conservation. Thanks ito the super-hard work of staff and volunteers, the Congress today passed stand-alone wilderness bills in Colorado (Hermosa), Montana (North Fork of the Flathead), New Mexico (Columbine-Hondo and Valles Caldera) and Nevada (Pine... [ READ MORE... ]
Thompson Divide: high quality habitat worth protecting
By Aaron Kindle
Earlier this week, the White River National Forest (WRNF) in western Colorado released its Record of Decision for managing oil and gas leasing on the forest. The decision is being hailed by sportsmen as a balanced approach to... [ READ MORE... ]
I had to opportunity to fish with TU staffers Justin Bezold and Phaedra Booth on the Yakima River yesterday. We've been planning this trip to introduce them to the Yakima, and discuss some new programs associated with the Teanaway Community Forest and Washington Water Project here in WA. Although... [ READ MORE... ]
As part of our Climate Change Work Group activites, Jack Williams lead scientist for Trout Unlimited and Bill Lanzoni, Connecticut NLC and Climate Change Work Group member shared thoughts on "The Yankee Fisherman" on October 30, 2014.Listen to the rebroadcast here: http://www.hanradio.com/5762-... [ READ MORE... ]
By Chris Wood
Last night, members of Congress came up with a bipartisan agreement to include significant land protections within a defense authorization bill that will likely come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the Senate next week.
It's been five years since we have... [ READ MORE... ]
It is so familiar to hear how climate change/urbanization/energy development/pick your issue are degrading fish habitat and leading to species decline. We should celebrate when the obverse is true.
There is a great essay in this month's American Fisheries Society journal, Fisheries, and an... [ READ MORE... ]
Headwaters of Rough Creek, the Bodie Hills
By Jessica Strickland
California’s Eastern Sierra is well known for its hot springs, hog trout and eerie, desolate landscapes. It attracts anglers from around the world to fish the Owens and Walker Rivers, and just outside the town of Bridgeport on the... [ READ MORE... ]