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Here's a little good news for your weekend. A few days ago, a year to the day that tens of thousands of coldwater fish were killed in the Yellowstone River due to low flows, high water temperatures, and associated disease, TU signed an agreement with Kinross—a mining company out of Toronto—that [ READ MORE... ]
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Congratulations to North Sound TU and Chapter VSP Coordinator Cory Cuevas for putting together a GREAT fly fishing event for veterans, active duty military, spouses, and families! The event will be held at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, WA on Saturday, September 16th.  The event kicks off with the [ READ MORE... ]
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“Dad, look!” I followed Wylie’s arm and saw a big bald eagle perched in a tree. It was one of 10 sightings that week. Wylie, 13, has grown taller than my 6’2”. When we go back-to-back, it is only a mother who remembers her first baby, and his hyper-competitive brothers who refuse to allow their [ READ MORE... ]
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image.jpeg I have owned three suits in my life. The last one I bought was a classic seersucker to officiate at the outdoor wedding in Augustin Atlanta of my friends Neil and Mara (until that afternoon, I did not know one could sweat through a tie). The second was for my own wedding—a [ READ MORE... ]
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The day Casey turned 11, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was rescinding the 2015 Clean Water Rule and replacing it with one that might not apply the protections of the Clean Water Act to small and seasonal streams. On his birthday weekend, Casey asked that we take his brothers and [ READ MORE... ]
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The 2017 Veterans Service Partnership Couples Trip to Slough Creek and Yellowstone Park is in the books! Over the week-long trip, our 5 veteran couples and 5 volunteer guides shared what everyone agreed was the "trip of a lifetime!"  Each day, the stream dropped and cleared, and we enjoyed   [ READ MORE... ]
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Today, our veteran couples took the morning off of fishing, put on their cowboy boots and hats, and did a horseback ride to Tucker Falls.  The Tucker ride is a full-day ride to a beautiful waterfall on Tucker Creek, a tributary of Slough Creek.  No fishing on this trip, but the scenery is gorgeous [ READ MORE... ]
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We had a great 4th of July/Independence Day celebration with our VSP couples and TU volunteers on Slough Creek in Yellowstone Park.  Complete with a delicious BBQ featuring the basic BBQ food groups of Brats, burgers, hot dogs, and baked beans, we all enjoyed wrangler Clinton's lessons in roping [ READ MORE... ]
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We had a wonderful first day with our VSP veteran couples on Slough Creek in Yellowstone Park.  The Green Drakes were hatching, Slough Creek is clear and dropping, the weather is beautfiul, and the Yellowstone cutthroat are starting to play!  Can't wait until tomorrow!  #tuvsp
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Our 5 veteran couples arrive in Bozeman tomorrow!  On Saturday,  we will depart from the Slough Creek Transfer Station for the 12 mile horse drawn wagon ride up the Slough Creek trail to Silvertip Ranch.  Slough Creek is still high but it is coming down quickly, and we hope that in a few days we'll [ READ MORE... ]
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