She paused, nodded her head and said, “I understand. I live near a small creek that runs off the mesa, and I used to go there to watch the trout swimming about in the creek. But the farmer above us dried up the creek, and now the fish are gone.” It was obvious by her tone that she missed the fish [ READ MORE... ]
One of my favorite examples of corporate conservation leadership—and I cite it early and often these days—is the venerable Orvis Company, and its visionary leaders, Perk and Dave Perkins. Most people who fish have benefited (whether they realize it or not) from the tremendous conservation support [ READ MORE... ]
I now find myself in the third year of the “Adopt-A-Trout” program and couldn’t be happier. The students at EMS have become scientists. No more telling about science; classes are actively engaged in scientific questions and data analysis. There is a sense of wonder and awe with the program. [ READ MORE... ]
For those of you who have had the good fortune of being tight to a wild steelhead taking you deep into your backing or cart-wheeling across a river, you understand the magic of this fish. And, like me, you probably want fish managers to ensure that such opportunities continue to be available for [ READ MORE... ]
Low flows on the Lower Illinois: lethal for trout By Randy Scholfield When is a river not a river? When it doesn’t have any water.
When looking at conservation opportunities, TU thinks big--as the Pioneer Ditch project in WA shows. Check out the new project video.
By Randy Scholfield Sometimes, you get a victory that brings home what it is we’re doing at TU, and that broadens your sense of what’s possible. The Fraser River in Colorado just got a new lease on life—and all of you who are part of Team TU made it happen.
by Chris Wood
Posted in Conservation, Greater Yellowstone Area, Outdoor Communicators
It’s easy to overlook small tributary creeks, but they play a big role in ensuring river health—and fishing opportunities. In this video, Lyndy Caine, owner of fly-fishing paradise Firehole Ranch in Montana, speaks about her collaboration with TU to preserve healthy flows and habitat in Watkins C