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

Dams and DIDSON: restoring California’s Eel River

The salmon and steelhead fisheries of California’s Eel River were once bountiful — and could be again. California’s Eel River—the state’s third largest watershed—is legendary among anglers for its wild steelhead and salmon fisheries. Bu t like so many coastal watersheds north of San Francisco, the Eel has been hard hit over the past century … Read more

Climate change and the future of Yellowstone

Above, the view from the lip of Lower Yellowstone Falls. Photo by Chris Hunt. Below, Larry Harris on Indian Creek in Yellowstone National Park. by Larry Harris I have camped and fished in Yellowstone Park almost every year from 1992 to the present, enjoying weeks there with family and friends.  Yellowstone Park is crowded when … Read more

Michigan students connect to the environment through farming

By Jamie Vaughan Trout Unlimited recently kicked off a new pilot program, Seasons on the Farm, in partnership with the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, Plainsong Farm, and the Kent Conservation District in Michigan. Seasons on the Farm aims to provide practical, immersive farm-based environmental education for middle school students in the Rogue River … Read more

Climate change and the future of Yellowstone

Above, the view from the lip of Lower Yellowstone Falls. Photo by Chris Hunt. Below, Larry Harris on Indian Creek in Yellowstone National Park. by Larry Harris I have camped and fished in Yellowstone Park almost every year from 1992 to the present, enjoying weeks there with family and friends. Yellowstone Park is crowded when … Read more

Lawmakers Urge Action to Protect the Chetco River for Second Time This Year

Trout Unlimited applauds Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Peter DeFazio and Jared Huffman for their leadership and commitment to protecting Oregon’s fisheries and public lands from activities that could harm salmon, trout, and steelhead populations and world famous angling opportunities. Last week, these lawmakers sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke … Read more

TU in Action: Restoring streams for communities

Stony Clove Creek in New York, before restoration (top), and after. Photos courtesy of Hudson Valley One. In 2011, when Hurricane Irene nailed the Atlantic coast, Stony Clove Creek near Chichester, N.Y., carried almost 16,000 cubic feet per second of water down its course, flooding the community and generally making a mess of things. Years … Read more

Give Idaho’s wild steelhead a chance

By Chris Wood The first time you snorkel a stream, the size of the bugs are disarming. Stoneflies tumbling down the stream look like aquatic dragons bent on taking off a limb. It is an optical illusion, of course. We were way up in the South Fork of the Salmon Riv er drainage. Hiking in … Read more