Protecting Pennsylvania's valuable and high quality aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems begins by monitoring the headwaters to the state's major rivers, the rivers that flow from small headwater streams found on state forests, state park lands, and private hunting and fishing club lands--the large contiguous intact forests that provide abundant hunting, angling and recreational opportunities, and the very areas that are being targeted for gas development. To protect these areas, Trout Unlimited and its Pennsylvania Council (collectively "TU") have built a state-wide network of volunteer stewards to monitor high quality streams and conduct visual reconnaissance in watersheds that are most vulnerable to the impacts of gas development.
We at TU give our effort, our money and most importantly our time so that future generations can enjoy the tug of wild, native fish and experience the connection with the natural world that fishing offers us. As important as it is to protect and restore these places we love, it is equally important... [ READ MORE... ]
Almost any trout fisherman can explain what it means to be passionate about fishing. It’s the excitement that comes when you slip into waders, take your first step into a cold, flowing stream, and offer up your prized tie—all with the hope of the perfect strike and the release of a beautiful fish.... [ READ MORE... ]