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About Brett Prettyman

Trips with my dad to fish along the Wasatch Front of Utah are some of my earliest memories. I covered outdoors and environment for nearly 25 years at the Salt Lake Tribune and wrote the ... Read more about Brett Prettyman

Being an angler is more than catching fish

Editor’s Note: Each year, participants at Trout Unlimited regional Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation summer camps are invited to enter the TU Teen Camp Essay Contest. The prompt for 2019 was “Why is conservation important to fly fishing?” We received many wonderful entries and are pleased to share the top five essays. To find a … Read more

Students Adopt-A-Trout to Learn Science

By Diana Miller The anatomy lesson is always one of my favorite parts of the Adopt-A-Trout program. Students tend to divide into two groups: those enthralled and those grossed out. The Adopt-A-Trout program in Wyoming is a partnership between Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department designed to bridge the gap between science … Read more

Her place in the history of the West

TU’s Hillary Walrath has inspired Wyoming women to connect with rivers Before she was old enough to attend kindergarten Hillary Walrath knew she would end up working in rivers. So, it was no surprise Walrath went right from grad school to working for Trout Unlimited. What Walrath didn’t expect was that the increasing disconnect with … Read more

Longtime conservation officer now focused on steelhead and salmon

A fly fisherman searches the water of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho waiting for the elusive tug on the end of his line from a steelhead. Josh Duplechian/Trout Unlimited As a conservation officer with the Idaho Fish and Game Department, Eric Crawford’s work was largely reactive. “I could make a great … Read more

Seedskadee an oasis in the Wyoming high desert

Sunset on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Paul Burnett/Trout Unlimited Trout Unlimited is devoting the month of September to celebrating public lands and the agencies dedicated to upholding America’s public land heritage. It’s no coincidence that National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day are both during September — the month is tailor-made for … Read more

Native cutthroat trout making comeback in Yellowstone Lake

Diana Miller with a Yellowstone cutthroat trout caught in a tributary to Yellowstone Lake in the summer of 2018. Dave Sweet photo. Trout Unlimited is devoting the month of September to celebrating public lands and the agencies dedicated to upholding America’s public land heritage. It’s no coincidence that National Hunting and Fishing Day and National … Read more