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blog BY chris_hunt ON September 25 - 1 COMMENTS
State of TU, 2015
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Video of The 2015 State of Trout Unlimited – Chris Wood, CEO   Dear TU member, Conservation is about people. It is about people who make a determined commitment to lend their time, talent, and treasure to make their communities better places to live. In the past year alone, we succeeded in [ READ MORE... ]
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By John McMillan A few days ago, after some of my favorite rivers had reopened to angling, I made the 40 minute drive to Forks, Washington, to fish for cutthroat. The river (which shall go unnamed) was slightly tannin-stained due to recent rains. Fortunately, those rains had boosted streamflows [ READ MORE... ]
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Jack Bombardier, guide and LWCF supporter, on the Colorado River by Randy Scholfield The countdown has begun: Congress has a matter of days to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund--one of the most successful conservation programs in U.S. history--before it expires on Sept. 30. Why is [ READ MORE... ]
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Delaney Hunt battles a nice Dolly Varden on a clear-water tributary of the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska.   Dear President Obama, In July, I had the opportunity to take my 16-year-old daughter on the fishing trip of a lifetime—we spent the better part of two weeks in Southeast Alaska, chasing [ READ MORE... ]
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A strong majority of Alaskans would like to see Bristol Bay protected from large-scale mining, according to a new public opinion survey released today by the Benson Strategy Group. Nearly three in four Alaskans surveyed viewed the Pebble mine as risky for Alaska’s fishing industry, while 57 percent [ READ MORE... ]
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America's trout and salmon need cold, clean headwater streams. The new Clean Water Rule protects our nation's headwaters.   We, the nation’s sportsmen and women conservationists, salute the landmark action taken today by the EPA and the Army Corps to implement the Clean Water Rule. We are pleased [ READ MORE... ]
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Tim Bristol is leaving as the director of TU's Alaska program after 10 years.    By Tim Bristol   Dear members and supporters of TU's Alaska Program,   First and foremost, I hope your summer fishing has been fantastic.  Today, I felt the first slight hint of fall in the wind and while that may [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by ©Earl Harper/Harper Studios, Inc.) The fish and wildlife of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, as well as the communities and industries that depend upon them, scored a significant victory last week. As you may have read, a federal appeals court ruled that the Bush administration erred in [ READ MORE... ]
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By Paula Dobbyn This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster in British Columbia, Canada’s worst mine-related disaster. The tailings dam breach on Aug. 4, 2014, sent some 6.6 billion gallons of mine waste water and sludge into lakes and streams leading to the Fraser [ READ MORE... ]
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(Iskut River near the confluence with the Stikine River. Photo courtesy of Inside Passage Waterkeeper.) The British Columbia government today allowed Mount Polley mine to reopen, provoking concern from fishermen, tribes, tourism operators and others in neighboring Southeast Alaska. Mount Polley, in [ READ MORE... ]
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