Better late than never for TU intern team in Wisconsin

By Chris Collier  A pair of college interns are helping Trout Unlimited collect field data and prioritize restoration projects for brook trout in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.  Interns play an important role for TU during the summer, but the program in the Great Lakes and beyond was in doubt earlier this spring.  In mid-March, TU’s field programs had to freeze the hiring process … Read more

Hiking the CDT: Seven native trout, 3,100 miles, five months

“My hope is the information I gather can be useful to Trout Unlimited as they continue their conservation efforts, especially regarding climate change. I might even get to meet up with TU staff and volunteers along the trail to learn about what’s happening in their different projects. I look forward to reporting in on what I’m learning about the trout and all the water sheds I encounter on the CDT.”

TU members in NY urged to comment on draft trout plan

The New York council of Trout Unlimited is urging TU members to comment on the state’s recently released Draft Fisheries Management Plan for Inland Trout Streams.  The plan will provide a detailed road map for protecting trout waters and informing management decisions to improve fishing for trout, among the state’s most sought-after gamefish.  The Department of Environmental Conservation made the plan public on May 29, 2020. The deadline … Read more

TU’s Wood on Pebble Mine: ‘Wrong mine in the wrong place’

This week, TU President and CEO Chris Wood joined three other panelists and helped lead a discussion on the perils presented by the proposed Pebble Mine to the salmon and trout fisheries of southwest Alaska.

ConservAmerica, a “right-of-center” organization that advocates for market-based solutions to environmental challenges, hosted the discussion.

Infrastructure going green in Rogue River watershed

By Jamie Vaughan Hairy Penstemon is blooming at the Parkside Elementary Rain Garden in Michigan. This rain garden is a type of green infrastructure utilizing native plants to help developed areas function more naturally, thus keeping polluted and warmed stormwater runoff out of Rum Creek. We were out in the community with Abigail Henschell (pictured above), … Read more