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New Great Website – Same Great Leaders Only Tools

Published in Community

/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/blog/New-Website.JPG In the coming days, Trout Unlimited will be unveiling our new website – a site that captures the passion we all feel about conservation, fishing and protecting the places we love. It makes it faster, easier, and more exciting to learn how you and TU are making a difference, and connect with other s…

Important TU Policies

Important TU Policies This section of the Tacklebox is designed as a one-stop-shop for all of TU’s Board approved policies that have application for chapters and councils. The Board of Trustees of Trout Unlimited is responsible for the overall management of TU, including assuring the operations of TU chapters and councils are consistent with TU’s…

Volunteer Tacklebox

Top Tacklebox resources for volunteers Click the buttons below to jump straight to the Tacklebox section or resources you need. Click here for a roadmap of all the resources you can find in the Tacklebox. Scroll down to view all the Tacklebox sections.

Resources

For our most up-to-date documents, policies, tips and tools, visit the youth section of the TU Volunteer Tacklebox

Contact Volunteer Operations

Your volunteer operations staff is here to help you and your local chapter or state council bring TU’s mission to life in your home waters and build community around it. Reach out to us for support and guidance on all aspects of TU volunteer leadership, and don’t forget to check out the resources found in…

Grassroots Advocacy

TU relies on volunteer leaders working in collaboration with staff to deliver on the mission through advocacy, hands-on restoration and community engagement work. Because TU members have rolled rocks, planted willows, picked up trash, taught the next generation of local kids to fish and care about the resource, and much more… when TU members speak-up…

Liability and Risk Management

The goals of this section of the Tacklebox are to help TU chapter and council volunteers increase their awareness of risks, the importance of incorporating the concept of risk management into their planning efforts, and their general understanding of TU’s insurance policies. Because every situation is different (due to location, audience, activity, season, etc…) you…

Responsible Mining and Energy Workgroup

The Responsible Mining and Energy Workgroup focuses on efforts to protect coldwater fisheries from the various modes of energy production: coal and hard rock mining, oil and gas drilling, wind, solar and nuclear. The goals of this workgroup are: 1. Provide a set of useful tools former chapters and councils that find themselves confronted by…

Women’s Specific Event Examples and Templates

We are better together! A more diverse membership profile that reflects your whole community will enable your chapter or council to do the most complete conservation work. Once you have discussed your chapter or council’s diversity goals your committee will want to identify the limitations you face to determine your best path forward to remove…

Real Property Liability

The ownership of interests in real property raises significant risk for chapters, councils and for the whole organization. As a result, TU’s Board of Trustees has adopted several policies governing the acquisition by any part of TU, including chapters and councils, of interests in real property. As a general matter TU, at the national level…

TU Guidelines for Volunteers Working with Youth

Trout Unlimited’s (TU’s) mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. For our mission to succeed beyond our current generation, we must reach out now to children and youth to teach them to fish, to teach them about conservation, and to encourage them to become future leaders in our…

Headwaters Youth Program

Welcome! Our programs create a safe place for young people to explore and understand the natural world.  We serve children, teenagers and young adults through our Stream of Engagement, a connection of meaningful  programs from pre-K through college.  We are building the next generation of stewards that will carry on our coldwater conservation mission. Simply put, the Headwaters program is the source…

Trout Unlimited

We Are Trout Unlimited We banded together. Picked up shovels. Rolled rocks. Planted trees. Together we’ve built coalitions. Passed state and federal laws to protect our rivers. We will build on our legacy of accomplishment and together we will inspire a larger, younger, and more diverse array of conservation advocates. TAKE ACTION Acting for conservation…

Council Board & Committee Resources

While council officers and the board often drive the council vision and set the strategy, the council committees are where the work of turning these goals into actions and identifying the tasks to implement, take place. As a committee member, you have stepped up to drive the work forward towards making streams healthier, connecting kids…

Chapter Committee Resources

Chapter Committee Resources While chapter officers and the board often drive the vision for the chapter and set the strategy and goals, the committees of the chapter are where the work of turning these goals into actions, and of identifying the tasks to implement the work needed takes place. As a committee member, you have…

Boating Liability

Boating events present good opportunities to engage current or prospective members in TU’s mission and to provide beneficial, on-the-water experiences for others. Boating events, however, present some risk of injury to the participants, and those events must be structured to minimize those risks. TU has prepared the following checklist for boating events sponsored by TU…

Juntos: Connecting With Your Hispanic and Latino Community Members

Published in Community, Conservation, Fishing, TROUT Magazine, Youth

“I’m not sure where to begin but I know this is important.” With the Trout Unlimited regional rendezvous season wrapping up with the Northeast Regional next week, I find it helpful to pause and reflect on common questions and conundrums that surface during sessions and side conversations to better support chapter and council leaders across…

Cultivating Community in the Time of COVID-19

Published in Uncategorized

In what feels like a lifetime ago, I was a disaster relief volunteer.  I was always astonished with how grief stricken and tumultuous conditions could unite people in supporting one another with, oftentimes, simple acts of kindness.  As we are all experiencing this pandemic differently, I have found great comfort in how people are uniting…

Liquor Liability

Liquor Liability From time-to-time, chapters and councils desire to have alcoholic beverages supplied at TU sponsored events. This can take several forms, depending upon who furnishes the beverages, who serves the beverages and who charges for the beverages. TU recognizes that alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed responsibly, but the serving of alcohol at any TU…

Diversity Committee Resources

In order to cultivate an active and effective conservation community, our efforts must better reflect the communities in which we engage. Having diverse perspectives at the table is critically important in bringing the conservation mission to life in chapters nationwide. The first step of meeting a goal is to identify what success looks like before…