Spawning salmon approve of Michigan fish passage improvement project

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

Pebble Mine stopped

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

TU restores important ‘pocket’ wetlands in Michigan

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

Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative hits the ground running

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

Pebble’s new mitigation plan remains hidden from the public

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

Celebrating Fish Habitat Partnerships: Spotlight on the Mat-Su

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