TU and Forest Service team up for Michigan intern program

In 2020 Trout Unlimited, in partnership with the Huron-Manistee National Forest, ran a program that employed interns on three Wild and Scenic Rivers.  The interns represented both Trout Unlimited and the Forest Service, informing river users of the regulations, providing information on coldwater resources as well as Wild and Scenic designations and Leave No Trace principles.  Interns were stationed at river landings to check permits (where required) and educate … Read more

Hiking the CDT: Friendly firefighters and pine nuts

We had been walking through a food source without knowing it. The trees around us were pinyon pines, they had little seeds in their cones that were not only edible, but delicious. The fire fighters told us that these seeds sold for more than $30 a pound. This newfound knowledge slowed my walking speed considerably over the last few days. Every 40 feet or so, I would stop and pick some seeds off the trees, eat them, and then pick some more.

New York students enjoy fireside chat with Dr. Helen Neville

Trout in the Classroom students from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in New York City got the unique opportunity to interview TU’s lead scientist, Dr. Helen Neville, about her career as a STEM professional. Kelly Tapia, a MMMHS senior, and Sean Cabrera, a MMMHS freshman, worked together with their teacher, Ms. Smith, to come up with questions that are at the top of the minds of many … Read more

Saying goodbye to 2020 from the Headwaters team

Happy New Year and it couldn’t have come soon enough. We are ready to start fresh, work hard, and reinvigorate youth outreach efforts this coming spring, summer and fall. Despite the limitations of 2020, volunteer leaders like yourself were able to keep many youth outreach efforts going, even if they looked a little different.  Building on some … Read more