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Proposed Pebble mine sent back to the drawing board, sporting community applauds finding

Today, in a move welcomed by thousands of American workers, Alaskan communities, and the most prolific wild salmon fishery in the world, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) said it found the proposed Pebble mine would likely cause significant degradation and significant adverse effects to the waters and fisheries of Bristol Bay, and cannot receive a permit under the Clean Water Act as proposed, creating a significant barrier to the project moving forward.

Maxine McCormick and the culture of fly-casting

Outside Magazine has a great piece about fly-casting phenom Maxine McCormick finding her place as a teenager in a sport whose participants tend to be significantly older and male. She may be a world champion, but she’s also a normal 15-year-old. Her phone buzzed. “It’s hard to practice when your friends are sending you Snapchat … Read more

Tying the Flash Mob

It’s starting to look a lot like winter up here in Northern Michigan. We’ve got snow, we’ve occasionally got rain and we haven’t seen the sun in weeks. The neighborhoods are lit up, the shop windows are beautifully displaying the latest and greatest and the steelhead are starting to get lazy. The folks at The … Read more

Bead Head Baetis

Now that the snow has fallen (in northern Michigan, at least), I start to turn my attention away from Google Earth and topo maps and toward refilling my depleted fly boxes. I have a handful of patterns that I always ensure to tie a few dozen in a few sizes. These are the flies I … Read more

Welcome to our new site

Hi everyone, You may have noticed we have an updated website. All of us here at TU think it’s well past due, and we’re very excited to give you a chance to get in and explore what we’ve been working on. We’ve rearranged everything on the site, and hopefully you find it easier to find … Read more

Highlights aplenty in New Hampshire in 2018 

Crews spent weeks loading Poorfarm Brook in Gilford, N.H., with wood structures to enhance habitat. By Colin Lawson and Erin Rodgers Trout Unlimited’s staff had a busy year in New Hampshire in 2018, spending some time monitoring previously completed projects, installing new projects, and evaluating opportunities for new projects in 2019 and 2020.  From site visits, to completing field surveys, to … Read more

TU members get discount on onX app

At TU, we’re strong believers in public lands. We see these lands as a legacy for future generations and a keystone in our efforts to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain coldwater fisheries across America. These are your lands and waters, to hunt and fish and hike and enjoy within the limits and the laws of … Read more

Connecting people to policy

TU’s government and policy staff. By Chris Wood Several of the bright lights in the Trout Unlimited policy world came into the intergalactic headquarters last week. Their recent accomplishments are pretty amazing. Dave Kinney of New Jersey helped organize efforts to pass and then fund legislation for restoration in the Delaware Basin; Taylor Ridderbusch of … Read more

TU VSP Volunteer Training at Western Regional!

The TU Veterans Service Partnership (TU VSP) is pleased to announce a VSP volunteer leader training day will be offered as part of the 2019 Western Regional TU meeting in Olympia, WA on Friday, March 15th.  The VSP is one of TU Volunteer Operations fastest growing programs and presents excellent opportunities for chapters to sustain … Read more