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On Break

I find little shame to admit That even with all the bustle of the year I can’t but help to glance longingly backwards To the time where we were all –Just a little– On break. Back when lights twinkled in windows And meals felt sumptuous And everything was just a little less January. On break. … Read more

Five takeaways on Snake River salmon and steelhead

After decades of lawsuits, recovering Snake River salmon and steelhead is inching closer to reality. This week a series of meetings kick off in Washington to gather public input on the impacts of dam removal on the Lower Snake. In preparation, Rob Masonis, vice president for Western Conservation at Trout Unlimited, and Helen Neville, senior … Read more

Getting things done for anglers

This letter first appeared in the 2018/2019 Trout Unlimited Progress Report When we look around at the staff, the volunteers, the business owners and the tireless advocates who make Trout Unlimited what it is today, we see what follows when you mix a little work ethic with a strong dose of backbone.   Short answer? You get things done. TU … Read more

Brown Bag: Bringing Back salmon and steelhead on the lower Snake River

Join us January 6 for a brown bag discussion about bringing back fishable and resilient populations of salmon and steelhead to the lower Snake River.  Presenters:  Rob Masonis, vice president western conservation, Trout Unlimited  Helen Neville, senior scientist, Trout Unlimited  When: Jan. 6, 12 pm PST Register in advance: Email sstephenson@tu.org for call in info For … Read more

Where is the outrage?

Last week, the editorial board of the Idaho Mountain Express posed a critical question: When it comes to the loss of our salmon and steelhead, where’s the outrage? As salmon and steelhead populations have tanked in previous years, so too have the businesses and communities that depend on them. Across the Pacific Northwest, rural communities … Read more

Renewable energy and planning for the future

By Corey Fisher While the political climate in Washington, D.C. may seem hyper-partisan, there are some issues that bring people together from across the political spectrum. Earlier this year Congress passed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a public lands package that established 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, permanently authorized … Read more

Idaho rural economies struggling without salmon and steelhead

Guides, outfitters and the businesses that depend on the recreation economy fueled by consistent salmon and steelhead season are looking at an unknown future with dismal fish returns in Idaho. During a panel discussion, Our Fish, Our Past, Our Future, held in Salmon and sponsored by the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum, the Sacajawea … Read more