Darek Staab

  • From the field

    The missing link for the Metolius

    TU, Forest Service, volunteers, youth crews team up to restore Link Creek, an important tributary to Oregon’s Metolius River Few Western rivers offer better fishing than the Metolius in Central Oregon. This famous trout fishery is well known for its native bull and redband trout. But like many stream systems, it suffers from degraded and…

  • Conservation Community Featured Science TROUT Magazine Youth

    Learn about the Upper Deschutes watershed of Oregon virtually

    New Trout Unlimited story map created to connect students with iconic river Back in 2009, Trout Unlimited started an initiative for the Upper Deschutes watershed in Oregon with the desire to create projects and engage volunteers to help improve this important resource. We knew Central Oregon communities would want to be involved with hands-on restoration methods and sharing their voices for the river.  We noticed…

  • Youth

    Take a virtual field trip with Trout Unlimited

    "Our field trips were mainly designed for our local students, with a mix of locations and lessons for students between 2nd and 5th grade. In this challenging time, we know all of us can appreciate some beautiful scenery around our Central Oregon streams and rivers, and the soothing sights and sounds that come from experiences in nature."

    When COVID-19 shut down schools educators found other ways to help students experience the river About a decade ago Trout Unlimited launched a youth educational program in the Deschutes Basin of Oregon to build awareness of the importance of water and the health of rivers. The focus has been on key tributaries and sections of…