But then the bluebirds came, and the elk filtered down on the spring meadows, and the turkeys started their yearly courtship and The whole world turned twitterpated - for a day or two. It was gone as quick as it came. A mirage. Or maybe a promise.
As fishermen, we fight over a lot of things: water, hatcheries, habitat, harvest. But when’s the last time we took a stand for something from which we all benefit? You know, like what happens in the ocean, where our salmon and steelhead spend most of their lives. Here’s our chance. It’s time we [ READ MORE... ]
Protecting the best coldwater habitat is an essential component of Trout Unlimited’s mission. We use science to determine which areas are in greatest need of protection, and as an organization rooted in local communities, we rely on stakeholder processes to determine how best to protect those [ READ MORE... ]
An outfitter floats past acres of O and C lands (river left)
With millions of acres of prime habitat, O and C lands have a grand impact on some of the best fisheries on the West coast.
We’re used to D.C. being the scene of some intense battles, but we have to admit - hearing across the board support for conservation legislation was well, heart warming.
Modern society has convinced the outdoorsman in me that I was born too late. The rivers that I frequent are suppressed in spirit, their wonder restrained to their actual dimensions by urban sprawl, highways, and water treatment plants. When I take to the field, I thirst for the refreshing [ READ MORE... ]
The most beautiful places in my opinion, however, are the rivers and streams. Imagine yourself thigh-deep in a river. The rolling sound of the river, resembling boulders crashing together and rolling down a mountainside, is the only sound pervading your ears. The feeling of the water pushing [ READ MORE... ]
I enjoy, more than anything else in the world, spending time outside. The most amazing memories in my life have come from being outside. Public lands, especially national forests, have given me feelings of being connected which I would have never felt before.