Responding to warming waters in the Gulf of Maine

By David VanBurgel Picture fly fishing in Maine: canopied streams; cold water tumbling over granite; deep lakes; brook trout as colorful as the streambed gravels of their native waters. The impacts of climate change may not be so easy to see in Maine as they are other places. Still, a recent articleby prize-winning journalist Colin Woodard … Read more

How far will you drive to fish?

by Helen Neville Frequently pegged as geeky, and not always the most graceful communicators, we scientists struggle with how to translate our often wonky results to the public in ways that actually mean something to them.  Climate scientists perhaps face particular difficulty finding ways to help people grasp the nature of climate change and understand … Read more

Tailwaters in a warming world

The White River in Arkansas is an excellent trout fishery, but only because it’s trout section flows out of the bottom of a dam, creating a constant supply of cold water.  By Jared Carpenter It’s safe to say that most TU members fish in the tailwaters below dams at least occasionally. Essentially, tailwaters are the … Read more

Fish from space: NASA extends TU science grant

By Helen Neville and Dan Dauwalter When TU staff consider who might be valuable partners in our conservation work, we typically think of state fish and wildlife agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or the U.S. Forest Service, to name a few. We certainly don’t usually think of NASA. … Read more

Parasites in brook trout on the rise

Gill lice in a Wisconsin brook trout. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. By Jack Williams In Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources staff are finding increasing rates of gill lice parasitism in brook trout as waters warm. In North Carolina, the same gill lice have been found for the first time on brook trout from … Read more

Introducing: Bristol Bay Ambassadors

About the Bristol Bay Ambassadors Series The fight to protect Bristol Bay is about more than a giant mine, or even salmon…it’s about people, and families and community. It’s about overcoming challenges, standing up for what is right, and believing that together we can achieve results that last far beyond our lifetime. TU’s Save Bristol Bay Campaign is … Read more

Climate change and Nevada’s Walker Lake

By Helen Neville The relationship between fish, people and water in Nevada is a sordid tale, with Walker Lake, nestled in the western corner of the state, as a particularly interesting character.  Walker Lake historically sustained one of the few lake-form populations of Lahontan cutthroat trout, growing large predatory trout similar to the much-famed Pyramid … Read more