Being an angler is more than catching fish

Editor’s Note: Each year, participants at Trout Unlimited regional Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation summer camps are invited to enter the TU Teen Camp Essay Contest. The prompt for 2019 was “Why is conservation important to fly fishing?” We received many wonderful entries and are pleased to share the top five essays. To find a … Read more

GRTU Tomorrow Fund’s third year raises more than $30K for youth programs

Trout Unlimited volunteers have a lot to pass on in terms of passion for the great outdoors: between fly casting and fly tying, matching the hatch and tying knots our hands are literally full when it comes to inspiring and involving the next generation. Every year, chapters put up record numbers of youth outreach hours … Read more

Grand Valley State U film crew highlights Green Team

Students in the Producing for Clients class at Grand Valley State University spend a semester working with nonprofit organizations to create a video that serves the needs of that organization.   This fall, GVSU had a campus-wide focus on water-related issues so students teamed up with Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative to produce a video that could help enhance their work.   They created a … Read more

Help Headwaters match $10,000 to fund the future of conservation

This holiday season, we’ve been thinking a lot about what we are thankful for over here at the Headwaters Youth Program: Thankful for our colleagues at TU that fight so hard to keep our waterways healthy and accessible; Thankful for our teen leaders that bring their friends fishing with them after school and pick up litter along the … Read more

Students Adopt-A-Trout to Learn Science

By Diana Miller The anatomy lesson is always one of my favorite parts of the Adopt-A-Trout program. Students tend to divide into two groups: those enthralled and those grossed out. The Adopt-A-Trout program in Wyoming is a partnership between Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department designed to bridge the gap between science … Read more

STREAM Kids family event, a model program

Each year since 2016, Trout Unlimited offers a family-friendly outdoor event at our Annual Meeting. It’s a nice change of scenery from the all-indoor conference center presentations. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hospitality suite and NLC sessions as much as the next guy, but there’s something about getting your boots wet in a … Read more