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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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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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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON June 21, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Lake Creek gets a facelift
Resident trout in Lake Creek have had a hard time making the place a home. And as a tributary to the Big Wood River, that home is important: The creek holds special status as a recreation destination among valley residents and tourists.
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Sportsmen, sportswomen and their public lands are once again in the crosshairs of Congress.
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Come show your support for protecting Montana's Smith River and have a beer while you're at it! Trout Unlimited will be hosting a "Don't Risk the Smith" night Sunday, May 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ten Mile Creek Brewery in Helena, Montana. Join us for live music and good beer. And if you haven't, [ READ MORE... ]
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