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June 10, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2024 Contact: Sam Davidson Trout Unlimited – Sam.Davidson@tu.org, (831) 235-2542Heather Gately, The Nature Conservancy – heather.gately@tnc.org, (916) 449-2850Redgie Collins, California Trout – rcollins@caltrout.org, (415) 748-8755 Healthy River Advocates Urge Support for Bill to Improve Climate Resilience in Coastal WatershedsAB 1272 would advance the Governor’s Salmon Strategy Sacramento—The California Salmon and
June 7, 2024
The Dolores River offers world-class hunting and fishing opportunities but faces threats from industrial-scale mining, habitat fragmentation, climate change, and unmanaged recreation. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:           Today, Trout Unlimited and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers launched Sportsmen for the Dolores, representing anglers and hunters across Colorado. The purpose of this coalition is to conserve fish and
May 2, 2024
White House action “needed and welcome” to better protect habitat,water sources, and sporting opportunity in southern California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2024 Contacts: ARLINGTON, VA—Today, President Biden issued a proclamation expanding the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, in the Angeles National Forest in southern California. Trout Unlimited (TU) and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA)
April 19, 2024
The DOI ruling protects five Special Areas in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska that are well known for their significant natural and cultural value Contacts: ARLINGTON, VA. – The Department of the Interior (DOI) today finalized a rule limiting or prohibiting new oil and gas development across 13 million acres within the National Petroleum
April 18, 2024
The rule promotes locally driven and locally led conservation efforts – such as those completed by Trout Unlimited – to maintain intact, functioning landscapes. April 18, 2024 Contacts: ARLINGTON, Va.— Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the Public Lands Rule, which gives the agency a framework to promote ecosystem resilience on public lands
April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024  Contacts:   ARLINGTON, Va.— Today the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the Onshore Oil and Gas Rule, providing guidance for leasing and drilling on public lands that are unlikely to produce oil or gas, updating bonding requirements, and steering leasing away from valuable fish and
April 3, 2024
April 3, 2024 Contacts: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that nearly 225,000 acres of public land in the Thompson Divide has been withdrawn from all forms of mineral entry, appropriation, and disposal for the next twenty years. “The Thompson Divide is home
March 22, 2024
House bill would jumpstart work by ‘Good Samaritans’ to clean up abandoned mines Contacts:    ARLINGTON, Va.—Bipartisan legislation introduced today in the House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Celeste Maloy (R-UT) and Mary Sattler Peltola (D-AK) would help drive cleanups of historic mine waste that cause chronic pollution in streams across the country. Maloy and Peltola
March 15, 2024
Clifford, a veteran TU staff member in California, will lead TU’s conservation programs in the state; former state director, Brian Johnson, to focus on water and climate initiatives Contacts ARLINGTON, VA – Matt Clifford, a staff member in Trout Unlimited’s California program since 2013, has been named the California Director effective March 25th.  Brian Johnson,
February 2, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2024 Contact:Matt Clifford – matt.clifford@tu.org – 406.370.9431Charlie Schneider – cschneider@caltrout.org – 707.217.0409Monty Schmitt- monty.schmitt@tnc.org – 510-325-3594 The Salmon Strategy affirms that actions and policies long supported by Tribes and fishing andconservation groups are key to recovery of native salmon and steelhead and their fisheries, andthat strategic, sustained collaboration will be needed
January 25, 2024
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
January 18, 2024
‘Good Samaritan Law’ would clear liability hurdles to third-party abandoned mine cleanups.  Contacts:    Arlington, VA. – The Senate Energy & Public Works Committee today passed by unanimous consent bipartisan ‘Good Samaritan’ legislation that would help clean up chronic pollution leaking from abandoned hardrock mines. The legislation will now be considered by the full Senate, where
December 20, 2023
Infrastructure funding for water quality and reclamation projects will also benefit trout and salmon Contact: Sara Porterfield, Western Water Policy Advisor, Trout Unlimited, sara.porterfield@tu.org Drew YoungeDyke, National Communications Director, Trout Unlimited, drew.youngedyke@tu.org ARLINGTON, Va.—The Department of the Interior this week announced over $51 million in watershed and river restoration projects through the Bureau
December 19, 2023
Trout Unlimited applauds proposal to conserve forests that are key for carbon storage, clean water, and wild and native fisheries   Contacts:  ARLINGTON, Va.—The Forest Service announced a proposal today aimed at conserving America’s old-growth forests, which are essential for carbon storage and provide healthy fish and wildlife habitat but are increasingly vulnerable to wildfire, invasive
December 14, 2023
Biden Administration Agreement: Step Toward Comprehensive Solution for Columbia Basin Salmon and Energy Infrastructure  Contacts:  Today, the Biden Administration announced a 10-year partnership with tribes and states to restore wild salmon, expand clean energy production, increase resilience, and provide energy stability in the Columbia River Basin. Trout Unlimited applauds the decades-long, unfaltering commitment from the
A vision for unlimited clean water
Last year we restored 467 miles of rivers and streams.

With your support, we can continue to implement streambank stabilization solutions, erosion control, and riparian plantings. Be a part of the next mile.

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