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Only three week prior to the Beaver Creek Fire, the U.S. Forest Service had completed an environmental assessment of the Deer Creek watershed, and begun development of an integrated watershed restoration plan designed to improve forest health, enhance wildlife and fish habitat, reduce the potential [ READ MORE... ]
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The Big Wood River of Idaho is getting a health check. And recent findings indicate that there are opportunities to improve the river’s health.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON January 14, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Mapping the ribbon of green
Anglers and scientists have long appreciated what makes great trout habitat – cool and clean water, good food sources, and complex habitats. That’s certainly true in the high desert, but staff from TU’s science program hypothesized that we could learn more about redband trout distribution and [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON January 11, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Fishing shouldn't suck
Walking up Scotty Creek with Nils Cowan, a reporter looking into the world of suction dredging, we saw the change - the altering of the stream bed. The large divot left behind. The turbidity in the water below the dredge operation, particles of the streambed sucked up and then vomited out the back [ READ MORE... ]
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Now that Tintina Resources has submitted its formal proposal to mine copper next to one of the most important tributaries to Montana’s iconic Smith River, business people, anglers, hunters, landowners, farmers, ranchers, floaters, families – Montanans – should demand one thing from the state agency [ READ MORE... ]
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Invasive species are no small problem, especially when illegally introduced - look no further than the massive effort on Yellowstone Lake to eradicate cutthroat-gobbling-lake trout to see the effort, cost and time it takes to reverse such actions. That is why Montana Trout Unlimited and the Flat
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON November 20, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
WSU: Good excuse to go fishing
Of course, WSU is far more than an excuse to spend a few hours slinging threads at river ghosts. It is a great cause, a vision of hope, an investment in our fishing future, a vocal community whose common value is the legendary freshwater sportfish of the West Coast and whose common trait is an [ READ MORE... ]
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There are those who thought we were crazy. Crazy in what we believed. Crazy in our attempt to unite anglers, to try to solve allegedly unsolvable problems that had plagued steelhead rivers for decades. To rest on science. To support sensible solutions.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON November 20, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Finishing the Job
To be sure, there remains much habitat work to be done, but as I look back I can see tremendous progress and it should be celebrated. The dedicated, talented staff and volunteers at Trout Unlimited have played a major role in many habitat success stories, and I could not be more proud of our [ READ MORE... ]