Editor's note: This piece comes to us from Jason Rolfe and was one of five finalists in the Be Steelheaded essay contest. Rolfe lives in Seattle with his fiancee and their three pets. He recently left a job in education to pursue interests in conservation and flyfishing. See more of his work at [ READ MORE... ]
Editor’s note: Happy Trout Tuesday! This is part of an ongoing series looking at an incredible and underloved species of fish - the interior redband trout - and a recently signed Conservation Agreement that will promote conservation of the species across six states. As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife [ READ MORE... ]
You’ve probably noticed winters aren’t as cold and don’t produce as much snow as yesteryear. Most climate forecasts predict our region’s winters will continue warming with more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow. Less snow in the winter means less water in the rivers during the summer [ READ MORE... ]
Congratulations to Dick Cass who won the Be Steelheaded essay contest and with is $1,000 and a place in TROUT magazine. Cass is a TU life member and lives, writes and fishes in the great state of Maine where, unfortunately, any steelhead population is a long cast away. He is the author of a book [ READ MORE... ]
Editors note: Today, Trout Unlimited is launching the Wild Steelhead Initiative and Wild Steelheaders United, an ambitious project to restore wild steelhead to their native range. Join us at wildsteelheaders.org.
From our vantage here at Trout Unlimited, this project represents the culmination of years of negotiations and is the result of a complex web of water rights, political, and cultural change that will result in both improved operations and infrastructure for local water users and more flow and [ READ MORE... ]
Three Wyomingites will be inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame Oct. 18 at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody sponsored by Wyoming Wildlife-The Foundation, a component fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.
Headwater protection, alone, is not enough to sustain healthy wild steelhead populations. We also need to manage fisheries so that enough fish return each year to fully utilize the intact spawning and rearing habitat that was so wisely preserved a century ago. And we need to ensure that timber [ READ MORE... ]
The first stages of deconstructing two dams on the Elwha River began in the summer of 2011, and by the end of the 2013 summer the lower most dam -- Elwha Dam -- was fully removed. That action opened up several miles of habitat for salmon, trout and char. But it was not until a few weeks ago that [ READ MORE... ]
It's the only blue ribbon fishery in the state of Washington, but it's also one of the most important, and in late August, local officials - from the Governor to staff of Washington's elected officials - came to see some of the most visionary water work in the country.