Alaska Program election debrief

Photo: Pat Ford By: Nelli Williams Dear Alaska angler: Some of you might be wondering, how did the results of Tuesday’s election change our ability to protect Bristol Bay and the places around Alaska that we love to hunt and fish. First, Alaskans elected a Governor for whom Pebble’s CEO himself campaigned. Thankfully, Pebble has always been an … Read more

The Affordable Clean Energy Rule in context

The power industry has put more natural gas power plants online, but the repeal of the Clean Power Plan could slow progress toward fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Wikimedia commons photo. By Jim Wilson As a member of TU’s National Leadership Council Climate Change Working Group, I volunteered to write a blog about EPA’s proposed alternative … Read more

Conserving freshwater biodiversity in California

A native Chinook salmon from California’s Central Valley. Conservation of freshwater biodiversity faces major challenges. The fragmented nature of freshwater habitats often results in species populations being highly vulnerable to extirpation. Moreover, areas managed for resource conservation typically reflect jurisdictional or landscape boundaries that have little meaning for aquatic species. Now, a team of scientists … Read more

Economic analysis shows watershed groups such as TU improve water quality

A recent economic study confirmed what the thousands of Trout Unlimited volunteers and our partner watershed groups already know: TU’s work directly benefits water quality and makes fishing better. (Trout Unlimited photo) By Chris Branham, Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. — Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive … Read more

Thanks for the memories

A good bank to fall down to land a fish. By Chris Wood I woke this morning dreaming that I was on point on a two-on-one fast break. I measure the distance from my ground blind to a target through various pass patterns. “That’s a down-and-out; that’s a post;” and so on. I still consider … Read more

TU, SRF host first-ever Large Wood Field School

Participants in the 2018 Large Wood Technical Field School, hosted by TU and the Salmonid Restoration Federation. Photo: Dana Stolzman, SRF One of the biggest coldwater conservation challenges in the western U.S. is recovering coho salmon in California, the southernmost extent of the species’ historical range. Coho, one of four species of salmon native to … Read more

186 not just for anglers

As we enter the final days until the elections in Montana, TU is checking in with local businesses on why passing I-186 is important to them. This editorial from Stephanie Shammel, a rancher downstream of the Kendall Mine, originally appeared in the Billings Gazette. Check out our Instagram story about other Montana businesses who are … Read more

Fishing club or conservation group? Asked and answered

By Chris Wood Are we a conservation organization or a fishing club? That was the question for the Trout Unlimited Deerfield watershed chapter in northwestern Massachusetts when they formed almost ten years ago. Kevin Parsons tells the story: “A buddy approached me and said, ‘Let’s create a TU chapter.’ ‘Fine,’ I said “You be the … Read more