Happy New Year and it couldn’t have come soon enough. We are ready to start fresh, work hard, and reinvigorate youth outreach efforts this coming spring, summer and fall. Despite the limitations of 2020, volunteer leaders like yourself were able to keep many youth outreach efforts going, even if they looked a little different. Building on some … Read more
The trout in our virtual trout tank at the Trailside Museum are starting to feel the stress of the rising ammonia levels. Without a healthy bacteria colony in the tank, the nitrogen cycle will not work to neutralize the ammonia resulting in a high trout mortality
Because we weathered the storm down in Denver, we remained unaware that there had been very high winds at Lake Granby. Those winds had blown over trees in huge patches, destroying acres and acres of forest.
Personally, I found myself retreating to local rivers I hadn’t fished since childhood or fishing on the terrible weather days to stay away from the Covid crowds.
By Jamie Vaughan Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan are excited to announce the expansion of the STREAM Girls program throughout the state thanks to a recently awarded grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Program. The goal of expanding Trout Unlimited’s STREAM Girls Program is to educate more than 275 girls, 35 partners and volunteers, and 1,000 community members … Read more
Not everyone is responsible with their waste, but we as good stewards can help pick up the slack. Pack out all trash you pack in. Take that granola bar wrapper out with you. Maybe bring along a small grocery bag to pack out other trash you find.
In working with the JMU 5Rivers club, I’ve seen firsthand what a difference individuals can make on public lands. Stream cleanups, catch and release practices, and good old common sense help preserve public sites for others to enjoy.
Like many other fish, trout are cannibalistic, and will eat smaller members of their own species. In fact, we commonly see this in TIC tanks across the country.
The fish gently bobbing in my hands reminds me of the gift of public lands. In what other ways are we able to so intimately connect with a place? Adjusting my hunched crouch, I pull out a film camera and click the shutter.
It couldn’t be more obvious. The fry are ready to leave the nest. The trout in our virtual trout tank at the Trailside Museum are very active, hungry and ready for more space. Today we lowered one corner of the basket to let the brave fish swim out and search for food. The increase in … Read more