Cool streams in a warm future: Moving from talk to action

Yellowstone cutthroat trout are the prime beneificiaries of climate change adaptation work done on Idaho’s Crow Creek Photo by Chris Hunt. By Dr. Jack Williams An old friend from back in our government days, Wayne Elmore, frequently noted that “when it’s all said and done, there will likely be more said than done.”  How true. … Read more

Students observe sampling efforts on Salmon Creek

Local high school students recently watched on as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment fisheries crew used electrofishing gear to sample Salmon Creek in northwestern Connecticut.   The monitoring (below) is part of the long term Salmon Kill Enhancement and Restoration Project, which is focused on improving  habitat for native and wild trout. Tracking population levels … Read more

Missouri NLC rep talks climate change

By Jeff Witten As an avid fisherman and long-time Trout Unlimited member, I have become increasingly concerned about climate change and the impacts it will have on fishing.   Accordingly, I undertake various activities to engage the public through things like chairing TU’s Climate Change Working Group, getting involved with local conservation issues, and occasional … Read more

Turning corner at Kerber Creek

 By Jason Willis The Kerber Creek watershed comprises just over 64,000 acres in the northern San Luis Valley of Colorado.  The headwaters drain through the historic Bonanza Mining District, which is littered with left over draining adits and mine waste/tailing piles from decades of mining.  Several flood events in the 1900s breached dams in the … Read more

Responding to warming waters in the Gulf of Maine

By David VanBurgel Picture fly fishing in Maine: canopied streams; cold water tumbling over granite; deep lakes; brook trout as colorful as the streambed gravels of their native waters. The impacts of climate change may not be so easy to see in Maine as they are other places. Still, a recent articleby prize-winning journalist Colin Woodard … Read more

How far will you drive to fish?

by Helen Neville Frequently pegged as geeky, and not always the most graceful communicators, we scientists struggle with how to translate our often wonky results to the public in ways that actually mean something to them.  Climate scientists perhaps face particular difficulty finding ways to help people grasp the nature of climate change and understand … Read more

Tailwaters in a warming world

The White River in Arkansas is an excellent trout fishery, but only because it’s trout section flows out of the bottom of a dam, creating a constant supply of cold water.  By Jared Carpenter It’s safe to say that most TU members fish in the tailwaters below dams at least occasionally. Essentially, tailwaters are the … Read more