Meet the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, manages more public land – 245 million acres – than any other land management agency, the vast majority of which is located in 12 western states and Alaska. And that’s just the surface lands; the agency manages an additional 700 million acres of subsurface minerals like oil and gas that underlie not only public lands … Read more

Meet the Park Service

Trout Unlimited is devoting the month of September to celebrating public lands and the agencies dedicated to upholding America’s public land heritage. It’s no coincidence that National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day are both during September — the month is tailor-made for hunters and anglers to enjoy all that public lands … Read more

James Upper James River Canoe Trip – west of the Blue Ridge in Virginia’s Upper Valley Trip Log: 35 miles on the upper James River, 2 overnight campsites, 24 rapids (18 class 1 and 6 class 2), clear, cool mountain water, tree lined banks Historic Sites: C & O RR and the remains of the … Read more

Public lands: A compromise in jeopardy

As the Forest Service revises the Roadless Rule, the future of one of the last untouched rainforests hangs in balance By Christine Peterson Like much of Alaska, the Tongass National Forest operates in extremes. It’s the largest, intact temperate rainforest in the world. It produces more wild salmon than all other national forests combined, and … Read more

TU Sweepstakes winners announced

Congratulations to D. Ostrosky of California, the winner of the Grand Prize—a fly-fishing trip to Montana—in this year’s TU Sweepstakes. J. Mott of Iowa is the Sweepstakes’ first-place winner. Mott will receive a new Sage Ignitor fly rod (a 9-foot, 7-weight), coupled with a new Sage Spectrum MAX reel. Second-place winners P. Caldwell of Hawaii … Read more

Giants and Minnows

The author and Bob Clouser By Jack Rodgers A few years before I started my internship at Trout Unlimited, I had the incredible opportunity to meet fly-fishing legend and inventor of the Clouser Minnow, Bob Clouser. Growing up in the Washington, D.C., area does not offer very many opportunities to catch trout. Fortunately for me, … Read more

Klamath River restoration campaign passes another milestone

The upper Klamath Basin. Over the past year, TU’s long involvement in the campaign to restore the Klamath River and its salmon and steelhead runs paid dividends as this three-pronged effort passed several major milestones. TU’s staff and grassroots in both California and Oregon have played integral roles in this progress. Most recently, the Klamath … Read more