Cultivating Community in the Time of COVID-19

In what feels like a lifetime ago, I was a disaster relief volunteer.  I was always astonished with how grief stricken and tumultuous conditions could unite people in supporting one another with, oftentimes, simple acts of kindness.  As we are all experiencing this pandemic differently, I have found great comfort in how people are uniting … Read more

We are TU: Meet Cory Golden

Cory is the 2020 president of the Adams Chapter in Michigan. His nomination described him as, “young, energetic, and passionate about cold water conservation” and described his work toward youth enrichment and setting up a women’s committee to encourage more women to be out on the water. It was a pleasure learning more about Cory and we can’t wait to see what the Adams Chapter accomplishes.

Meetings on Lower Snake Dams available via teleconference

If you are interested in weighing in on the recently released draft environmental impact statement regarding the Lower Snake and Columbia River dams, you can do so via telephone: –Days: March 18, 19, 25, 26, 31–Times: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT–Toll-free: 844-721-7241–International: 409-207-6955–Access Code: 5998146# You may also provide comments online by April 13. … Read more

A small company with a big punch

Garrison and Corinne Doctor own a small company that punches way above its weight. If you don’t know this awesome young couple, you should. The company is called RepYourWater. And from the very first, they knew it had to be about more than providing creative and unique designs on high-quality apparel and merchandise for people … Read more

Dear Governor Brown: Thank you.

By Chrysten Lambert, Oregon Governor Kate Brown did a tough thing last week.   In a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Brown took a bold position on creating a better future for her constituents by committing to finding collaborative, science-based solutions for restoring the Snake River.  As salmon and steelhead populations continue to dwindle, the Pacific Northwest faces a choice: Maintain the status quo or come together … Read more

Working with the companies who make us better anglers

As the official holder of the Best Job in America, it was a treat to have the runner-up, Ben Bulis, come visit the intergalactic headquarters of Trout Unlimited this week. Ben has led AFFTA (the American Fly-Fishing Tackle Association) for nearly eight years. Through Ben’s leadership, AFFTA has grown from about 250 member companies to … Read more