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TU staff and volunteers plant trees on a tributary to the West Fork of the Greenbrier River, on the Monongahela National Forest. (Travis Ferry photo.) By Travis Ferry So far the spring of 2016 has been another busy season for TU in West Virginia. On private land, Trout Unlimited’s Potomac [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield “We are facing a water urgency in the West,” said Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, at the outset of hearings today on drought legislation in the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power.  And at the outset, Sen. Wyden commended Trout Unlimited and “ [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Alan Corbett   By: Jenny Weis   It’s hard to overemphasize the beauty of the Tongass National Forest. Giant hemlock, spruce, and cedar trees cover most of Southeast Alaska’s islands and line the coasts, comprising the United States’ largest national forest. The Tongass attracts about 1.5 [ READ MORE... ]
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Dr. Helen Neville takes genetic samples from Lahontan cutthroat trout in the Maggie Creek drainage of northern Nevada.   By Dr. Helen Neville Our national stream-scape is riddled by hundreds of thousands of road culverts that fragment trout populations and are a leading cause of the decline of [ READ MORE... ]
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Scientists say that at least 2 percent of the young fish migrating to the sea (smolts) must survive and return as adults for upriver salmon and steelhead stocks to sustain themselves. That has happened only a few times in the last two decades. And science indicates that removing four lower Snake [ READ MORE... ]
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Jack Williams, TU senior scientist, addresses the conference.  by Randy Scholfield They are survivors -- Gila, Apache, and Rio Grande cutthroat trout, natives that have survived in the rugged high mountain streams of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado for tens of thousands of years. But today, these [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout in many parts of West are being pushed into headwater streams by non-native species downstream. These streams are also warming slower than other stretches of western rivers.    By Jack Williams   For those of us working to conserve trout and salmon in a warming world, we see a daily barrage [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jeff Reardon Today, ownership of 8,000 acres of Maine’s finest trout habitat transferred to the state’s Department of Conservation.  Staff there will start working with their colleagues at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to develop a management plan to protect and enhance [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing for winter steelhead in Washington's Methow River.   By Laura Zeimer I’ve been working on water in the Northern Rockies for almost two decades now. As anyone out here knows, if you work on water, and you’re in the Rocky Mountains, you’re working on drought. Drought in the West is a [ READ MORE... ]
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Wild trout, such as this beautiful brown, lure anglers from across the East to the scenic upper Delaware River. (Photo courtesy of Friends of the Upper Delaware River.)   By Mark Taylor Establishing a management plan for a large, dam-affected river system can be a complicated task. When that river [ READ MORE... ]
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