TU bids Chief Tidwell a fond farewell

Tom Tidwell is retiring as Chief of the US Forest Service. It is difficult to overstate the importance of the 191 million acres that the Forest Service manages to trout and salmon. Half of the blue-ribbon trout streams in the country flow across national forests. A vast majority of western native trout and salmon depend … Read more

Big Win For Yellowstone River and native cutts

Here’s a little good news for your weekend. A few days ago, a year to the day that tens of thousands of coldwater fish were killed in the Yellowstone River due to low flows, high water temperatures, and associated disease, TU signed an agreement with Kinross—a mining company out of Toronto—that will result in at … Read more

Greater Little Mountain: Doing it the right way

A young pronghorn fawn attempts to avoid detection within the Greater Little Mountain Area in southwest Wyoming. Josh Duplechian/Trout Unlimited By Brett Prettyman “The Little Mountain area is considered by many to be the crown jewel for wildlife and recreation.” Former Wyoming Governor David Freudenthal Special places only stay that way if they are protected. … Read more

Of Sons and Walleye

“Dad, look!” I followed Wylie’s arm and saw a big bald eagle perched in a tree. It was one of 10 sightings that week. Wylie, 13, has grown taller than my 6’2”. When we go back-to-back, it is only a mother who remembers her first baby, and his hyper-competitive brothers who refuse to allow their … Read more

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections Repealing rule would jeopardize drinking water for millions; risk for trout and salmon CONTACT:Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimitedssherard@tu.org / (307) 757-7861 (July 27, 2017) WASHINGTON D.C. – The public can now comment on a decision by the Trump administration to repeal a rule that would protect 60 … Read more

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections Repealing rule would jeopardize drinking water for millions; risk for trout and salmon CONTACT:Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimitedssherard@tu.org / (307) 757-7861 (July 27, 2017) WASHINGTON D.C. – The public can now comment on a decision by the Trump administration to repeal a rule that would protect 60 … Read more

TU’s interns rock!

I have owned three suits in my life. The last one I bought was a classic seersucker to officiate at the outdoor wedding in Augustin Atlanta of my friends Neil and Mara (until that afternoon, I did not know one could sweat through a tie). The second was for my own wedding—a white linen suit, … Read more

How are aquatic insects coping with climate change?

A Willowemoc creek green drake. By Jerry Schoen We have seen a lot on the TU blog and elsewhere about how climate change is affecting fish and their cold-water habitats, but one under-appreciated concern is that climate change also disrupts the life cycles of aquatic insects. This, in turn, might upset entire freshwater food chains … Read more

Restoring hope

I would generally advise not spending the day before you head to Canada for a week long fishing trip with your 13-year-old son, and other TU supporters, in another state. But that is what I did the week before last. If you worry for the future of our country, attend next year’s Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation … Read more