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Better fishing in the Driftless Area

“We make fishing better” is one of our mottos here at Trout Unlimited. Our efforts do more than simply make fishing better, of course. But everything we do, at some level, translates to better fishing. That sits pretty well with our 300,000 members and supporters because most of them are, in fact, anglers and appreciate … Read more

Looking back at a big year for PA Coldwater Habitat Program

By Jake Tomlinson The past year was a big one for Trout Unlimited’s Pennsylvania Coldwater Habitat Program, which works with a variety of partners and funding sources to protect critical habitat, reconnect degraded waterways, and restore populations of coldwater fisheries.   During the 2018 field season, TU completed more than 8,000 feet of streambank stabilization and habitat improvement, reducing by approximately 37 tons the … Read more

TU aids with outdoor learning in Michigan

Outdoor education shouldn’t be a privilege of only rural schools. At Trout Unlimited, we believe all students should have access to high quality outdoor learning and we’re putting this belief to practice in Grand Rapids Public Schools.   This spring, Trout Unlimited has partnered up with after-school programs in two Grand Rapids city schools, Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership … Read more

When “yesterday” actually happens today

Matt Jennings and I are standing on the bank of Wisconsin’s Root River on an early spring day. And we are plotting. “I think we need to cross down there,” says Jennings, who then starts pointing his fly rod at various spots in the river.  “We’ll hit that one first, then that one, and then … Read more

Bipartisan effort needed to protect Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

By Taylor Ridderbusch   For the third consecutive year, the Trump Administration’s budget proposal looks to cut critical programs that protect and restore coldwater resources and that form the foundation of multi-billion dollar commercial and recreational fishing economies.   The proposal would significantly cut funding to the EPA and other agencies, essentially eliminating programs such as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), Section … Read more

Great Lakes Newsletter, Winter 2019

Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Great Lakes region continue to expand and 2018 was a big year for accomplishments in both the field and in advocacy efforts. TU staff and volunteers worked on dozens of major stream restoration, protection and reconnection projects in the region. TU’s active involvement in important issues helped move the needle on issues … Read more