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TU’s Maryland team meets with Congressional staffs to tout program’s successes

Started in 2018, Trout Unlimited’s Western Maryland Initiative has been making progress improving habitat for native brook trout and other species — work that also benefits the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  Stable sources of funding are critical for the initiative’s success, which is why the program’s coordinator, Seth Moessinger recently joined other conservation organization representatives in Washington, D.C., to meet … Read more

TU replanting Michigan forests hit by ash borer

By Jamie Vaughan While emerald ash borer is old news in Lower Michigan, the impacts are still playing out today.   In Sparta, ash trees once dominated the floodplain forests along Nash creek. Now, few live trees remain among thousands of dead trees in various states of decay.   With limited markets for firewood, poor accessibility due to saturated soils, and risks … Read more

Take a child fishing and make a difference

By Mike Enos  The bobber began to twitch and then it submerged twice just before taking off in an arc across the glassy surface of the lake.    Just as her line, seemingly possessed by a supernatural force, started to move, the quiet was pierced by my 8-year old granddaughter’s high-pitched squeal of excitement.    Avery, whose attention had … Read more

Restoring a future with Gila trout

By Jeff Arterburn Very few people encounter the mountainous region of southwestern New Mexico known as “The Gila” by accident. The nearest interstates track the open desert valleys far from the sierra. Locals here will still acknowledge the occurrence of oncoming vehicles with a finger raised momentarily from the steering wheel, and not the middle … Read more

A tribute to Jim Gracie, one of Maryland’s best

By Steve Moyer  Our Trout Unlimited family lost one of its finest leaders with the passing of Maryland’s Jim Gracie on Feb. 20 in Annapolis.     Jim will long be remembered and appreciated for his outstanding volunteer leadership, having served in virtually every major volunteer role, from TU chapter president to president of TU’s national Board. Jim’s home area of Baltimore and surrounding Maryland environs might seem like an unlikely place … Read more

Missouri launches Blue Ribbon Trout Slam

By Kyle Pokorny Anglers creating a list of states to fly fish for wild rainbow trout on pristine streams will not likely consider Missouri as a worthy candidate. However, you would be remiss to leave Missouri off the list entirely. The state of Missouri has within its borders nine Blue Ribbon streams that are home … Read more

TU building Technical Assistance Program in New Hampshire

By Joel DeStasio  Trout Unlimited continues to build upon our successful series of community flood resiliency workshops in New Hampshire, engaging local decision-makers, such as Selectboard, Department of Public Works and Conservation Commission members, on identifying and restoring critical infrastructure.  During this recent series of workshops, TU successfully worked with an additional 23 communities across the Granite State, increasing awareness of infrastructure risk and vulnerability while at the same time educating stakeholders on how to … Read more

TU improving habitat in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

By Joel DeStasio During the 2019 summer field season, Trout Unlimited field staff completed strategic wood addition habitat restoration work on Gunstock River and its unnamed tributary in Gilford, N.H.   This project was initiated by the Belknap County Conservation District with the assistance of grants provided by The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts and the New Hampshire Conservation … Read more