Three things the Rubies taught me
The TU community has spent countless hours fishing the Ruby marshes and has dedicated years to protecting the region from oil and gas development via the Ruby Mountains Protection Act.
“Do you need a reminder on how to cast?” Trout Unlimited’s Nevada Field Coordinator, Pam Harrington, asked Zoe and I as she handed us each a fly rod. With smiles to match the cloudless October sky above the vast valley we fished in, we exclaimed “Yes!” The weaving marshes of Nevada’s Ruby Lake National Wildlife…
National Wildlife Refuges need our help
Here's how we can fix crumbling infrastructure, re-open visitor centers, and hit key conservation targets on these overlooked public lands The National Wildlife Refuge System protects sensitive populations of fish, maintains healthy habitat, and manages land use based on conservation goals. Additionally, over 75 percent of National Wildlife Refuges are open to the public and…
10 Ways to Enjoy Your National Wildlife Refuge
Check out some of our favorite ways to explore wildlife refuges, and then get out there and experience them yourself.
Did you know that there is at least one wildlife refuge in every state? If you aren’t familiar with our wildlife refuges, they provide both vital habitat for beloved fish and wildlife and they provide incredible opportunities to get outside with your family, friends, or even solo. Check out some of our favorite ways to…
Four refuges to add to your summer bucket list
As you make your to-fish-list for the summer, don’t overlook these hidden gems.
As the days get longer and the weather warms up, it’s natural to feel excited to go outside and float rivers, fish streams, and hike trails. No matter what part of the country you live in, there’s always a new place to explore. Although they are sometimes overlooked, we recommend visiting a National Wildlife Refuge…
It’s time: Congress must fund America’s wildlife refuges
Hunters and anglers are coming together to urge Congress to increase funding for the Wildlife Refuge System. Some of the nation’s best angling and hunting opportunities exist on U.S. National Wildlife Refuges, a system of federal public lands tasked with conserving fish, wildlife, and habitat. There are over 340 wildlife refuges open for fishing. From…
Funding the public lands in your backyard
National Wildlife Refuges are overlooked (and underfunded) gems of America's public lands system. We're working to change that. The U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System offers some of our country’s most accessible recreation, including fishing. While this system of federal public lands received a slight increase in funding this year and the President's budget requests an…
Can we conserve and restore half our lands and waters? We’re working on it.
It’s been a year since the America the Beautiful Initiative launched, which set the ambitious goal of preserving 30% of our land and waters by 2030. Trout Unlimited supported this goal and even pushed it a step further. Here at TU, we’ve been saying “30 by 30 plus 20” because the Global Deal for Nature…
Grace Olscamp is Trout Unlimited’s National Campaign Director. She focuses on conservation and the strategic expansion of and access to our public lands. You can…