By Rob Masonis In the world of salmon conservation, criticizing government agencies can be a popular sport. By nature they are easy targets: faceless, powerful, bureaucratic and slow to evolve even in the face of glaring need to do so. But often overlooked and underappreciated are the many well-intentioned, dedicated individuals working within those agencies. Public servants like Gary Fredricks, a fish biologist who worked in the National Marine Fisheries Service for more than 30 years to improve fish passage systems at federal dams on the … Read more
Join us on August 19, 2020 at 1 PM PDT on Instagram Live @troutunlimited when we talk fishing the Sierras with Matt Heron @mattheronflyfishing!
Last week TU held a webinar on our recently published report, “Why we need a free-flowing lower Snake River,” which lays out the overwhelming evidence of why we need to remove the four lower Snake River dams to rebuild abundant, healthy wild salmon and steelhead populations and provide consistent fishing opportunity. In response, we heard from some folks that they are concerned … Read more
Gov. Mark Gordon and his staff spent time on the ground in Wyoming’s treasured Little Mountain, located in the state’s southwest corner
TU is extending free memberships to essential workers … and all moms across the country
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
The Schminnow and the Purple Haze face off for bragging rights
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.
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