TU works with some extremely talented characters while developing and completing projects in the field that help make fishing better. We are excited to bring you a series highlighting these Contractors. We hire equipment operators, truck drivers, laborers, material suppliers, engineers, technicians, and water testing labs. They are unique, talented, humble and some are downright wild, but TU’s Contractors are a … Read more
Removal of century-old dam in Missoula, Mont., opens creek for native fish passage The opportunity for native westslope cutthroat and bull trout to move unimpeded up and down Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, Mont., is close to reality. Contractors hired by Trout Unlimited, Montana Trout Unlimited, the City of Missoula and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, … Read more
After growing up in Wisconsin, Lydia spent her undergrad years in Oregon researching transboundary water management and hydropower policy while interning with numerous water-based organizations focused on western rivers
“It wasn’t pretty, and it certainly wasn’t easy, but with my line tangled over and over again, I dabbed and flipped my fly until that hungry little guy grabbed it. It was 9 a.m., the race was on, and it was time to get on the road to our next location.”
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
Just after the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted former Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Nick Ayers. In the tweet, Ayers opposed the Pebble mine and called on mine’s key permit to be denied.
In the Southeast Alaska region, the Taku, Stikine, and Unuk Rivers form the backbone of the salmon culture. All are un-dammed, largely pristine and support significant commercial, sport, and customary and traditional fisheries in Southeast Alaska.
Dr. Jim Strogen was named the 2020 Outstanding Citizen Wildlife Contributor of the Year by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
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
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