Barriers limit cutthroat trout migration

We are broadly familiar with the plight of the salmon, hatching in freshwater, moving downstream as smolts and, entering the ocean. Their magnificent return to the rivers during spawning migrations, hundreds of miles up the Columbia and Salmon rivers, illustrates fish movements at a grand scale. Few people know the same phenomenon occurs with inland native trout such as the cutthroat

Lower Snake FEIS not the solution to recover salmon and steelhead

After the release of the final environmental impact statement by the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration last week, Trout Unlimited’s President and CEO, Chris Wood, issued the following statement: “We need big, bold actions, including removal of the lower Snake River dams, if we are to rebuild  Snake River … Read more

A critical time for critical minerals

We need to protect trout and salmon fisheries when mining the raw materials of our clean energy future Among policy makers, critical minerals are a big deal. As for the rest of us, we may not know just how important these minerals are to everyday life.     In today’s world, minerals like cobalt, lithium, rare earth elements, tellurium and dozens of others … Read more

Recovery through restoration

Now is the time to double down on our investment in the outdoors. This summer, the President and a bipartisan majority in Congress have coalesced around an old good idea. Namely, that we as a nation ought to be investing in our public lands. Our parks and forests and wilderness areas are a national endowment, … Read more