Many conservation organizations are great at on-the-ground habitat restoration. Others excel at policy advocacy. Trout Unlimited is one of the few that shine at both. Our recipe for success is simple. We take the results and good-will generated by the partnerships, relationships, and in many cases, friendships created through our restoration work, and use that … Read more
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Trout Unlimited has many on staff and among its volunteer-members who are expert in policy issues related to trout and salmon conservation. Matt Clifford, attorney for TU’s California Water Project, is one. Clifford testified today at a hearing held by the Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee of the House Natural resources Committee, in support of … Read more
Stakeholders gathered for the last of three meetings in the Tri Cities Monday night to discuss recovery of Snake River salmon and steelhead. The meetings were part of the Washington Lower Snake River Stakeholder Process. Rob Masonis, vice president for western conservation at Trout Unlimited and one of the panelists told the crowd of nearly … Read more
After decades of lawsuits, recovering Snake River salmon and steelhead is inching closer to reality. This week a series of meetings kick off in Washington to gather public input on the impacts of dam removal on the Lower Snake. In preparation, Rob Masonis, vice president for Western Conservation at Trout Unlimited, and Helen Neville, senior … Read more
Last week, the editorial board of the Idaho Mountain Express posed a critical question: When it comes to the loss of our salmon and steelhead, where’s the outrage? As salmon and steelhead populations have tanked in previous years, so too have the businesses and communities that depend on them. Across the Pacific Northwest, rural communities … Read more
Earlier today, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley’s bill to protect portions of public lands in the Molalla and Rogue River watersheds, as well as over 100,000 acres of the Kalmiopsis region in Southwest Oregon from mining was favorably reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and is now ready for … Read more
In an email to supporters over the weekend, Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio voiced outright opposition to the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposal in Southwest Oregon. The project would include an export facility in Coos Bay, along with a massive 229 mile long 36 inch wide underground pipeline that would cross beneath a number of legendary … Read more