The hopes of finding fish were slim. “River’s probably still dead,” they said. Heard it more than once. Driving through the burn, it was easy to believe. It was all the clichés a burned landscape could be. Bleak. Apocalyptic. Lonely. I hadn’t returned til now. No one I knew had.
A film festival dedicated to telling the stories of watersheds in the Pacific Northwest will feature three films put together by Trout Unlimited.
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... ]