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Hank Patterson’s Schwag-a-thon giveaway today

The first-ever Hank Patterson’s Schwag-a-thon giveaway to support independent fly shops and guides around the country during the coronavirus pandemic is today at 6:30 p.m. MT. Over the last several months, anglers who spent at least $100 at a local, independent fly shop, or who booked guide trips through those shops, have been sending receipts … Read more

Teachers, staff step up to save trout at Colorado school

By Matt Moskal It’s a heart-warming phenomenon when stress, hardship and tragedy bring people together. Groceries are delivered to elderly neighbors, engineers fabricate ventilators seemingly out of thin air and corporations donate millions to those in need. Even in the most polarized of eras, hardship brings out the best in humanity. For Colorado conservationists, nowhere … Read more

Better late than never for TU intern team in Wisconsin

By Chris Collier  A pair of college interns are helping Trout Unlimited collect field data and prioritize restoration projects for brook trout in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.  Interns play an important role for TU during the summer, but the program in the Great Lakes and beyond was in doubt earlier this spring.  In mid-March, TU’s field programs had to freeze the hiring process … Read more

Increases in freshwater insects — an opportunity for hope?

“This information surprised me in some ways. Hearing apocalyptic news seems to happen so often these days, it can be hard to believe, accept, and somehow integrate such information into one’s mind, heart, and daily existence. But more than that, some of the examples given in the article did not necessarily describe what I have seen in my career.”

Hiking the CDT: Seven native trout, 3,100 miles, five months

“My hope is the information I gather can be useful to Trout Unlimited as they continue their conservation efforts, especially regarding climate change. I might even get to meet up with TU staff and volunteers along the trail to learn about what’s happening in their different projects. I look forward to reporting in on what I’m learning about the trout and all the water sheds I encounter on the CDT.”

TU members in NY urged to comment on draft trout plan

The New York council of Trout Unlimited is urging TU members to comment on the state’s recently released Draft Fisheries Management Plan for Inland Trout Streams.  The plan will provide a detailed road map for protecting trout waters and informing management decisions to improve fishing for trout, among the state’s most sought-after gamefish.  The Department of Environmental Conservation made the plan public on May 29, 2020. The deadline … Read more

TU’s Wood on Pebble Mine: ‘Wrong mine in the wrong place’

This week, TU President and CEO Chris Wood joined three other panelists and helped lead a discussion on the perils presented by the proposed Pebble Mine to the salmon and trout fisheries of southwest Alaska.

ConservAmerica, a “right-of-center” organization that advocates for market-based solutions to environmental challenges, hosted the discussion.

Infrastructure going green in Rogue River watershed

By Jamie Vaughan Hairy Penstemon is blooming at the Parkside Elementary Rain Garden in Michigan. This rain garden is a type of green infrastructure utilizing native plants to help developed areas function more naturally, thus keeping polluted and warmed stormwater runoff out of Rum Creek. We were out in the community with Abigail Henschell (pictured above), … Read more