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... ]
The Taku River, southeast Alaska's greatest sockeye salmon stream, runs at the base of Taku Glacier southeast of Juneau.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about how the Mount Polley mine dam disaster could have devastating impacts on salmon in Alaska if proposed mines are... [ READ MORE... ]
Image: Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series. Coming next, why the Mount Polley disaster could repeated in the transboundary region of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. The second installment is available here.
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Colvin Matheson casts on the Big Wood River during the Big Wood Single Fly event Sunday.
Dave Perkins and Justin Petty tallied 90 total points to claim first place in the first-ever Big Wood Single Fly title in Sun Valley, Idaho, over the weekend. Perkins also won the Biggest Trout award,... [ READ MORE... ]
The Lahontan cutthroat trout in Nevada's Pyramid Lake are pretty uncommon.
There really isn't another trout species in North America (and possibly anywhere) that has the potential to consistently grow into the 18-25 pound range. But that hasn't always been the case with Pyramid Lake's Lahontans.... [ READ MORE... ]
By Chad Chorney
On Aug. 2-3, Trout Unlimited will host the inaugural Big Wood Single Fly event in Ketchum, Idaho. While the event is billed as a fly fishing “contest,” competition takes a back seat to the event’s real purpose – shining the spotlight on the Big Wood River and TU’s Home Rivers... [ READ MORE... ]
A nice Dolly Varden from a small stream on Prince of Wales Island.
I first visited southeast Alaska in 2004, the guests of a family from my home state of Idaho who had acquired a fishing lodge at the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island.
The lodge was--and still is--known for its salmon and... [ READ MORE... ]
Last night, I took my boys to Inman Creek south of town and walked a few minutes up the trail.
We threw rocks and watched tiny trout dart under cover in the rare pools big enough to hold a few gallons of water. The boys have a shared and oft repeated goal of following any water we encounter to... [ READ MORE... ]
Quite a few of us on the TU staff are suffering from a touch of Wolverine Envy these days, thanks to a brief mention given by Hugh Jackman on The Late Show with David Letterman recently.
Several weeks ago during the famed squala hatch in western Montana, TU staffers Tom Reed and Corey Fisher took... [ READ MORE... ]