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Priority Waters

Published in Priority Waters

Picture a native trout in a river, suspended in the flow. Or wild salmon flooding into a stream, following instincts handed down over too many generations to count.

TU weighs in on new California fishing regulations

Published in Fishing

As part of its statewide Trout Management Plan, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is proposing to simplify angling regulations for all inland waters “to make them easier to understand, and to better align regulations with management objectives on each water.” CDFW is taking public comment on this effort, and on proposed changes…

Trout Unlimited initiative tackling rising threats to key trout & salmon watersheds

Nation’s largest coldwater conservation nonprofit identifies 200+ “Priority Waters” where work is needed to reverse declines of wild and native fish Contacts: ARLINGTON, Va.—Wild and native trout and salmon, as coldwater fish in a warming world, are facing enormous threats. More than 1.5 million miles of America’s trout and salmon waters are degraded, and populations…

Strategic Plan 2021

AT TROUT UNLIMITED, we fix rivers and streams. We bring people together.​ We make waters and communities more resilient to the effects of climate change. We believe the most complex and seemingly insurmountable challenges can be solved when people come together and get to work.    We know this from experience.  We were founded by anglers who…

California legislators cast in support of trout and salmon at 5th annual Casting Call

State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff practices his casting for the friendly legislators’ competition on the North Lawn of the State Capitol. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2014 Contact: Sam Davidson, (831) 235-2542, sdavidson@tu.org Contact: Curtis Knight, (530) 859-1872, cknight@caltrout.org Legislators Compete in Friendly Fly Casting Competition to Show Value of Californias Recreational Fishing Economy…

Big, wild, and coming back: California’s Eel River

Published in Uncategorized

Soda Creek, tributary to the upper Eel River. Large wood structure project directed by TU’s North Coast Coho Project. The Eel River is the beating heart of California’s “Lost Coast,” a swath of rugged country famous for its steelhead a nd salmon streams. Historically, the Eel was the third largest producer of salmon and steelhead…

Bringing fish back to Yellowjacket Creek

Published in Conservation, TROUT Magazine

The Russian River is one of the most famous steelhead fisheries in California. It is also one of the highest priority watersheds for Coho salmon recovery in the Golden State. For many years, TU has worked to support Coho recovery in the Russian River watershed. Our Redwood Empire Chapter has supported this effort through a…

Conserving freshwater biodiversity in California

Published in Conservation

A native Chinook salmon from California’s Central Valley. Conservation of freshwater biodiversity faces major challenges. The fragmented nature of freshwater habitats often results in species populations being highly vulnerable to extirpation. Moreover, areas managed for resource conservation typically reflect jurisdictional or landscape boundaries that have little meaning for aquatic species. Now, a team of scientists…

Mill Creek Dam Fish Passage Project

The Mill Creek Dam Fish Passage Project dramatically improves access for native coho salmon and steelhead to more than eleven miles of high quality spawning and rearing habitat in a key tributary to California’s Russian River. TU and a variety of partners completed construction on this project in October 2016. Adult coho salmons returns in the Russian…

What’s in a Forest Plan?

Published in Uncategorized

In 2012, the U.S. Forest Service adopted new rules guiding management planning for the nation’s national forests and grasslands. Three national forests in California-the Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo-were among a handful of national forest units nationwide to put the new planning rules into effect. The three “Early Adopter” forests in California have now prepared a…

Conservation leader Emily Olsen joins Trout Unlimited as Vice President for Rocky Mountain Region

Olsen will lead TU’s trout and salmon conservation, habitat restoration, and advocacy programs in the Rockies.  Contacts:  ARLINGTON, Va.— Conservation leader Emily Olsen has joined Trout Unlimited as Vice President for the Rocky Mountain Region, the organization announced this week. Based outside Denver, Olsen will lead TU’s coldwater conservation, habitat restoration, and advocacy programs in…

Dozers for Coho

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An ambitious project on Mill Creek, a key tributary to the Russian River, aims to re-open access to 11 miles of prime habitat for Coho salmon and steelhead. It seems counterintuitive to welcome the sight of large bulldozers hard at work in a salmon stream. But on occasion the presence of ‘dozers in a stream…