My first fly fishing experience was almost 20 years ago in Colorado, on the Blue River in Silverthorne. You've probably heard of it, but I had just moved to Summit County on a whim - possible only because of an equally willing spouse with a sense of adventure and the unknown. I spent my youth in... [ READ MORE... ]
Emerging from volcanic bedrock, the Fall River has long been a place to escape the bustle of everyday life. Birders, bikers, hikers and trout-chasing anglers flock to the Fall River each year to enjoy its wild nature. And like so many beloved places it is showing signs of abuse. This past summer a... [ READ MORE... ]
Using funds awarded in February 2014 by the Embrace-A-Stream grant program, the Blueback Chapter of Trout Unlimited (#196, Corvallis, OR) purchased six wetsuits, snorkels, masks, GPS units, and walkie-talkies to begin a monitoring program on the South Fork of the Siletz River. The grant also... [ READ MORE... ]
TU's Deschutes Chapter is building a Stewarship Network for Oregon's Fall River. We're engaging local landowners, agency staff, NGOs and anglers to guide our next steps. Based on our Fall 2013 "Fall RIver Needs Assessment," we have identified restoration, education and biomonitoring needs for the... [ READ MORE... ]
In the 2013-14 grant cycle, the average grant award was $5,413, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 15 different states from coast to coast.
Since its inception in 1975, EAS has funded nearly 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.3 million... [ READ MORE... ]
Hello, everyone! As the outgoing chair of TU's grassroots Embrace-a-Stream program, I am excited to have this new communication tool available to reach out to all of you across the country. Our goal is for this forum to become a two-way street, with information and updates coming out from... [ READ MORE... ]