Drastic action for Washington kokanee

Bill Wayman (USFWS) demonstrating how to cryopreserve milt to the Kokanee Supplementation Group. Bill is showing how to handle the Dewar and the technique to properly freeze milt. By David Kyle Trout Unlimited is involved in some pretty cool species conservation work in Washington. Lake Sammamish Kokanee (non-anadromous sockeye salmon) are a unique species which, … Read more

Mentors

Mike Dombeck sports a familiar pose. By Chris Wood You don’t realize it until it is too late. You forgot to say, “Thank you” or even, “Hello.” Jack Casey taught my sophomore and senior years high school English classes at Saint Peters in Je rsey City. He was a smallish man who would enthuse the … Read more

TU Enters New Partnership in Education

by Nick Halle It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon (yes, I know that’s not the typical idiom) to grasp that the future of conservation will depend heavily on the youth of today. Trout Unlimited’s youth education staff have been educating young people across the country on conservation and the outdoors in the hopes of instilling … Read more

Three things Congress should do before the end of 2018

With the end of the 115th Congress rapidly approaching, America’s lawmakers have a prime opportunity to advance the interests of anglers and sportsmen and -women across the country. Trout Unlimited urges members of Congress to do just that prior to January 3, 2019.In particular, the current lame-duck session of Congress provides the opportunity to reauthorize … Read more

An Incredible Year of Local, Grassroots Impact

Thanks to more than 300,000 volunteers, members and supporters, TU’s local impact continues to grow, with more than 731,000 volunteer hours reported in fiscal year 2018! By Jeff Yates Cold, clean, fishable water doesn’t come easy. It takes the right mix of protected headwater habitat, reconnected stream systems and the constant restoration of degraded areas … Read more

A vital climate report and TU’s unsung song

The fourth National Climate Assessment released by the government last week details the current and future impacts of climate change on the planet, including calamaties like increased and more intense wildfires, something we’ve seen plenty of this year. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons. By Helen Neville No amount of couch-ridden lethargy or Black Friday shopping could … Read more

Coming home to the river

By Chris Wood Terry Edwards deployed five times for the Air Force. When his children were younger he deployed overseas, then came a tour in Kuwait. Later, came two tours in Iraq. His final deployment was in southwest Asia. Terry told me, “There is always a transition in coming home. Things stay with you, stick … Read more

TU AND WGFD LAUNCH PROJECT TO IMPROVE FISH PASSAGE, HABITAT, AND AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS IN THE UPPER HOBACK RIVER

JACKSON, Wyoming – Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) are excited to announce that the River Bend Ranch Fish Passage and Irrigation Improvement Project is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2018. The collaborative project seeks to improve habitat and passage for Snake … Read more