Protecting Oregon sporting paradise from strip mining

Southwest Oregon is a place defined by steep country and untamed rivers where we can go to find solitude, dramatic landscapes, and some of the best habitat for big game and wild anadromous fish in the lower 48 states. Rivers like the Smith, Illinois, and Chetco are legendary amongst sportsmen and women for their strong runs of steelhead, sea-run … Read more

Local input opens opportunity for BLM Lands in South Park

The Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office covers some 666,000 acres of public lands sloping eastward from the Great Divide, through Colorado’s Front Range and into the rolling grasslands of the High Plains. Tucked into the rugged folds of its western shoulder lies one of the state’s richest landscapes, home to trophy trout, bountiful … Read more

Help return water to the Eklutna River

Lower Eklutna Dam before removal

For nearly 90 years, the abandoned lower Eklutna Dam blocked salmon migration on the Eklutna River, contributing to the downfall of the salmon fishery. In September of 2018, we, along with many others, rejoiced the successful removal of the lower dam. This dam removal marked a first step in reconnecting 22 miles of salmon habitat and securing a free-flowing future for the Eklutna River.

New AmeriCorps member eager to get to work in WV

By Morgan Agee I am so excited to be the new West Virginia water quality and monitoring organizer for Trout Unlimited and look forward to spending the next year with the TU team restoring, protecting and educating about the place where I grew up and learned to love the outdoors. With the Trout Unlimited team, … Read more

At home on the Tongass

A Dolly Varden from Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

My father once told me that “home is where you hang your hat.” I believed it, for a time, at least. I mean, as a young boy, who was I to argue with the wisdom of a grownup?  I’ve come to realize, though, that “home” is where everything seems to fall into place just right. … Read more

TU chapters challenged to donate to Tomorrow Fund

Andrew Dang of Rutgers University poses with a nice trout.

TU Teen alum Andrew Dang recently received the inaugural Emerging Leader Award at TU, an accomplishment that received some stellar coverage in the Summer issue of Trout magazine. As part of the award, Headwaters staff had a chance to talk with Andrew about his time at TU:     “My love for conservation grew from my love … Read more

New books by Trout Unlimited scientists

The cover of Trout and Char of the World.

Trout Unlimited staffers consistently contribute important articles to a number of scientific papers and journals. We are also proud to share two books recently published by the American Fisheries Society. “Trout and Char of the World” is the first comprehensive look at trout and char taxonomy, life history, conservation status, and management across the globe. … Read more

Amplify your efforts on National Make a Difference Day

A group of volunteers poses behind newly planted trees.

My first Make a Difference Day still gives me goosebumps. It was October 2006. We had decided to do a special volunteer event just for the national day of service. We did not expect much as we had decided to take a regularly scheduled volunteer event, coin it a Make a Difference Day event, change the date … Read more

A summer in the much-loved Battenkill River watershed

A biologist measures stream depth on a tributary of the Battenkill River.

By Jacob A. Fetterman  When I decided to change my major toward the end of my freshman year at Lock Haven University, I had no idea about the journey to follow. I was looking for a career that would allow me to positively impact the natural world I grew up admiring.   Five-and-a-half years later, it is safe to say that I am well … Read more