TU and agriculture: partners in stewardshipAcross the West, low flows and habitat fragmentation threaten the health of our rivers and streams. Trout Unlimited’s Western Water Project is working with ranchers and farmers in six Western states to find conservation solutions that benefit both agriculture and fish.
Success Story: North Fork of the Blackfoot River, MontanaRanchers John and Irene Weaver partnered with TU to replace a leaky irrigation canal with a more efficient system, including a solar-powered stock watering well. The agreement saved the Weavers money, conserved water and improved critical bull and cutthroat trout habitat on the North Fork of the Blackfoot River. The WWP's work has opened up 500 miles of previously inaccessible habitat for native trout on the Blackfoot.