Do you keep track of number of streams you've caught native trout in? How about number of native trout/salmon species/subspecies? Number of states you've caught a certain native salmonid in?
Putting the PROTECT in the mission - in a big way!
The cornerstone values of our mission in TU make us proud to be members of this great grassroots sportsmen organization, but how do we really get involved and make an impact for those values?
We aren't familiar with National Monuments of this type in the Mid-Atlantic and since there are no USFS managed Monuments in the east, there are a lot of questions.
While TU emphasizes native trout management, in the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument campaign we endorse the ability of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources to manage the watersheds as they currently do, including the stocking of non-native trout on the main Cranberry River.
The concept of a Birthplace of Rivers National Monument is a campaign that West Virginia TU has been engaged in since the Spring of 2012.
NLC Rep Chris Shockey casting on North Fork of Cranberry