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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON August 26, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
We fight for common soil
Growing up in New Mexico, you finished what you were doing on Friday and drove into the mountains, first with Mom and Dad, then, once you got your driver’s license, by yourself or with friends. In the fall, you hunted and cut firewood, and in the winter you skied. During summer, you fished. If you [ READ MORE... ]
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One morning in early July 1847, my great, great grandfather awoke next to Wilford Woodruff, future fourth president of the LDS Church, in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers on their way to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Camp this day was at Fort Bridger in present-day Wyoming.
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When disease combines with stressful stream conditions, small problems that might typically fall under the radar screen become transformed into headline events. Yellowstone River is a case in point. State officials noted that drought and warm water were contributing factors to a disease outbreak [ READ MORE... ]
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The Yellowstone River is a crown jewel among the world’s trout fisheries, but not by accident. Like most major rivers in the United States, the Yellowstone has suffered abuses of pollution, flow diversions, invasive species, and loss of floodplain.
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From the Outdoor Alliance: America's public lands belong to all of us. No matter where you live, how much money is in your bank account, or where you grew up, you own some of the most stunning places in the country.
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While the Yellowstone River has been closed due to the spread of Proliferative Kidney Disease among whitefish, Trout Unlimited urges those attending not to change their plans. 
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON August 19, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Yellowstone River Closed
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks announced today they would close the Yellowstone River to stem the spread of a parasitic disease killing whitefish. The closure is supported by Trout Unlimited and its state affiliate, Montana Trout Unlimited.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON August 2, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Stumping for Montana's Smith
This summer, I had the great privilege of working for Trout Unlimited at Camp Baker, the only public put-in to Montana’s famed Smith River. Before my time on the Smith, I was unaware how important and special this river is to Montana. . Even before I had the chance to float the river, I could tell [ READ MORE... ]
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Today’s Yankee Fork is a far cry from the stream of yesteryear - and it’s a good thing. Decades ago, water flowed rapidly through the straightened stretch of river like a flume headed for the Salmon River. It raced down valley taking with it most of the smaller gravels and any trees that happened [ READ MORE... ]
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With enthusiastic wishes for happy swimming in their new home, kids from Hemingway Elementary school gently poured 60 young fingerling rainbow trout from small, paper cups into the the Big Wood River and Heagle Park Pond in Hailey, Idaho.
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