Students in the Producing for Clients class at Grand Valley State University spend a semester working with nonprofit organizations to create a video that serves the needs of that organization. This fall, GVSU had a campus-wide focus on water-related issues so students teamed up with Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative to produce a video that could help enhance their work. They created a … Read more
A TU staffer in Alaska takes a look back at her 2015 summer working in Southeast Alaska, and how she saw the benefits of the Roadless Rule through a tourism lens.
In the case of the Tongass National Forest, it has been made clear repeatedly that American taxpayers have subsidized the clear-cut logging of old growth trees to the tune of roughly $30 million annually for the last 20 years. We need to Roadless Rule to make sure this doesn’t continue.
Effective partnerships win The 2014 listing of the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse as a federally endangered species caused the closure of an expansive meadow along the Rio Cebolla to all uses – camping, fishing and especially grazing. As a gathering pasture in the spring and fall, the meadow was critical to the operations of … Read more
By Jake Lemon West Virginia and Virginia are currently experiencing a major buildout of pipeline infrastructure. Pipelines are being constructed across hundreds of miles of rugged and highly erodible terrain, crossing hundreds of rivers and streams in the process. These large-scale construction projects have the potential to degrade aquatic ecosystems and drinking water supplies. This … Read more
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By Keith Curley I left New Hampshire 16 years ago to come work for TU in Arlington, Va., but often return home to visit family and reconnect with the rivers, lakes and streams where I learned to fish. On one recent trip I had the good fortune of joining TU’s New Hampshire State Council for … Read more
Editor’s Note: Few people have had more influence on steelhead fishing and its proponents than author and artist Russell Chatham, who passed away recently. Chatham’s writing, painting, and appearance in films helped promote both the art and science of fly fishing for steelhead and the growing sense of loss as steelhead runs in coastal streams … Read more
National Park Service removed more than 280,000 invasive fish in 2019 Yellowstone National Park and its crews of contracted gillnetters removed 282,960 invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake this summer, a slight dip from previous years, and a likely indication that overall lake trout numbers are shrinking. Nevertheless, there remains work to be done to … Read more
Here in the West—particularly in its more fishy corners—it’s easy to see how trout and fly fishing impact the regional economy. In places like Livingston, Mont., where a giant trout crafted in rock graces the hill above town, or in Island Park, Idaho, where outfitters and lodges line the Henry’s Fork, it’s easy to grasp … Read more