By Chad Kotke I am a fairly new employee to Trout Unlimited but my heart has been with TU since my childhood. My father wrote articles for the original Trout Magazine and he even still sports his original TU coffee mug, which he received as payment. My most recent job prior to coming to TU … Read more
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the key permit for the proposed Pebble Mine and announced that it found the proposed Pebble mine would cause significant degradation to the Bristol Bay region
Prolonged horseback trips into remote wilderness areas was actually part of the job description when I started working for Trout Unlimited.
Thanks to Arlin Grimes and his Aqua Terra Restoration business, the Rattlesnake Dam near Missoula, Mont., is now down
Trout Unlimited recently wrapped up a multi-year project to create and restore critical wetlands in the Rogue River watershed in southern Michigan. This fall, two more “pocket” wetlands were restored, making a total of four wetland restoration projects over the past three years. Pocket wetlands are small areas that boast large benefits for water quality in this case because of their priority location adjacent to coldwater trout streams. … Read more
The problem is, our short-term memory has real consequences for conservation as we continually reduce our expectations and drop the bar far too low.
By Jacob Fetterman In the first official year of Trout Unlimited’s Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, we are thrilled to have completed two restoration projects and one reconnection project within the watershed. The projects to enhance cold-water and spawning habitat took place on three tributaries — Camden Creek, Juniper Swamp Brook, and Coulter Brook — all supporting native brook trout. … Read more
After decades of leadership by the tribes and strong support from conservation and fishing groups, dam removal on the Klamath is moving forward
This week, backers of the proposed Pebble Mine project in the world’s most prolific wild salmon region submitted a new compensatory mitigation plan to permit reviewers at the Army Corps of Engineers to determine if the plan would meet Clean Water Act standards. The plan has still not been shared with the public, likely because … Read more
Across the country, regional collaborations called “fish habitat partnerships” bring sometimes non-traditional partners together like sport and commercial fishing or business and government stakeholders to ensure vibrant fish habitat and communities. The idea sounds simple enough, but don’t underestimate their big effect. Together, the players fund and conduct science, restoration, protection, and education projects that are changing communities for the better. In Alaska, Trout Unlimited … Read more