Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood delivered his annual State of TU presentation to members at TU's annual meeting last fall in New Mexico. The message? TU had a big year in 2014, and its members and volunteers continued to play a vital role in the success of the national organization.... [ READ MORE... ]
Our business is fish. Since 1959, Trout Unlimited has worked to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. We have protected more than 10,000 river miles nationwide and pioneered new scientific, legal and legislative tools to make America’s lakes and... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]
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... ]
A growing chorus of American Indian and Alaska Native organizations is raising red flags about threats to salmon, livelihoods and culture from large-scale mining in British Columbia.
The largest tribal organizations in the Lower 48 and Alaska announced this week that they are backing efforts to... [ READ MORE... ]
by Sam Snyder
Wild salmon lovers got an early Christmas present this week. Alaska’s new governor on Monday cut proposed funding for a controversial hydroelectric project on one of the state’s most productive salmon rivers.
Two months ago, I wrote this blog post about fishing the Susitna River,... [ READ MORE... ]
Editor's note: This essay is one of the five finalists in the Be Steelheaded Essay contest. It comes to us from Dylan Tomine a Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador, recovering sink-tip addict, and the author of Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table.... [ 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... ]
Today, Colorado's Sen. Bennet took to the floor of the Senate to discuss the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act. This bill is included in a package of lands bills currently moving through Congress. Sen. Bennet shares the story of how this legislation came about -- through the hard work,... [ READ MORE... ]
Atlantic salmon art courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
By John Braico
Over the past 20 years I’ve been fishing for Atlantic salmon in Canada, at times enjoying spectacular angling in a northern wilderness setting.
Only once did I fish the Maritimes, specifically the storied... [ READ MORE... ]