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The Bennington (N.Y.) Banner
By Chris Mays
Friday, June 26, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Battenkill Conservancy and Trout Unlimited are joining forces again on Saturday to clean up the roadway area adjacent to the rest area on Route 313 on the state line.
KUER-Salt Lake City
By Judy Fahys
Friday, June 26, 2015
The group Trout Unlimited says the nation’s trout are in trouble.
By Scott Willoughby
Friday, June 26, 2015
Those who make their way to Colorado's abundant trout streams, high-country lakes and sweeping rivers for a day of fishing probably think they have it pretty good. The scenery is generally inviting, and the fish are often biting. But as it turns out, things could be a whole lot better. In fact, say leaders of the cold-water conservation group Trout Unlimited, they should be. "There's no upbeat way to read this. This is grim," TU president and CEO Chris Wood said as his organization released its first-ever comprehensive " State of the Trout" report Tuesday. "Native trout in the United States are in big trouble. Of the 28 species that historically occurred in our waters, three have already become extinct. More than half of those that remain occupy less than a quarter of their historic habitat. To see it so starkly laid out, that's tough medicine." The report, authored by TU senior scientist Jack Williams, examines both old and new threats facing our nation's cold-water fish, and the impact those threats are having today on native trout populations.
Fresno Bee
By Staff Report
Friday, June 26, 2015
Three of North America’s 28 native trout populations are already extinct and more than half of the remaining species occupy less than 25% of their native waters, according to the first-ever “State of the Trout” report released this week by Trout Unlimited. In California, climate change and the hybridization with non-native species are identified as the primary threats to native trout. Eight of the 10 species profiled in the report are at risk from climate change and six (California golden, Eagle Lake rainbow, Lahontan and Paiute cutthroat trout, coastal rainbow and Klamath redband trout) from mixing with non-natives. The report also identifies hatcheries as a primary cause for the dilution of California’s native trout genetics. A recent study by TU and NOAA-Fisheries that examined rainbow trout from 27 Southern California streams found only three still contain predominantly pure native trout. The trout in most others were a mix of hatchery and native genes. Read more here:
FOX-13 Salt Lake City
By Zach Whitney
Friday, June 26, 2015
“The fact is we know what we need to do to recover native trout, but we’re running out of time,” said Trout Unlimited president Chris Wood in a news conference on Tuesday. “We need more partnerships, across broader landscapes, to help protect and restore native trout.”

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