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... ]
By Kate Miller
Western Energy and Water Counsel
Fish in the Crooked River had a win in Oregon this week.
With unanimous support, a bill passed that provides for releases of previously unallocated water to benefit the downstream fishery
You’re reading that right: Unallocated water. For fish. In... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of A Better Path: Stewardship of the Metolius River
Editor’s note: Happy Trout Tuesday! This is part of an ongoing series looking at an incredible and underloved species of fish - the interior redband trout - and a recently signed Conservation Agreement that will promote conservation of... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Hank Patterson's Reel Montana Announcement
This just in...
Hank Patterson's Reel Montana Adventure debuts next Friday, Nov. 7, at the Wilma Theater in Missoula, Mont., and if you're a TU member, you can buy a ticket to the show on Saturday, Nov. 1 for only $8. Normal asking... [ READ MORE... ]
By Jack Williams
If you think of Nevada, you probably think of slot machines, or maybe driving the big open valleys that lay across the state in between north-south oriented mountain ranges. If you fish the state, you may be familiar with Lahontan cutthroat trout that range across the north from... [ READ MORE... ]
By Scott Yates
Work begins this week on a groundbreaking project to give fish in the Methow Valley in the state of Washington a much needed boost.
According to Northwest Public Radio: "[The project] would put nearly 7,000 gallons-per-minute of water back in the Methow and Twisp rivers. That aids... [ READ MORE... ]
You never really know what you're going to get when you bring a bunch of eastern Idahoans together for a public hearing on matters pertaining to natural resources. In this, the reddest of the red states, it's easy to become frustrated at what can sometimes be a polarized perspective when it comes... [ READ MORE... ]
TU has asked you time and again to comment in order to protect a place that few people from the Lower 48 have had the opportunity to see for themselves. We’ve asked you to take our word for the fact that Bristol Bay is a beautiful, unique, thriving fishery. (In Feone to see it for him or herself. (... [ READ MORE... ]
Photo by: Michael Gallacher/Missoulian
By Warren Coyler
Hard rock mining for gold and other valuable minerals played an important role in our country's history, but it also left behind a legacy of pollution and degradation in wild places like Montana's Ninemile Creek, a tributary to the Clark Fork... [ READ MORE... ]
This is the third and final installment in a series of posts detailing the connection between the failed tailings dam at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia and the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay and the planned transboundary mines in western B.C. You can read the first installment here... [ READ MORE... ]