Faces of Restoration: Capitan Forestry in Oregon

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

Rattlesnake Dam removal is almost complete

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

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