Three rules with impact to coldwater fisheries

An update on three federal rulemakings with impact to coldwater fisheries. What is proposed, what it means for TU, how we will respond and how you can help make your voice heard. What is happening?  Recently there has been a flurry of rulemaking activity by the Trump Administration that will affect regulations for agencies that oversee … Read more

New rules unveiled for Endangered Species

Opportunity for improvement lost; higher risk of extinction gained. On August 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) -referred to here as “the Agencies” –  jointly announced three final rules which modify regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act … Read more

U.S. Forest Service proposes to revise environmental review under NEPA.

What is proposed, what it means for Trout Unlimited, and how you can engage. UPDATE: Comment period is now closed. Scroll to bottom of this post to view comment letters from TU Councils and National office. What’s happening? The U.S. Forest Service has undertaken an initiative to update its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy … Read more

Pennsylvania protects 70 new stream sections

By Rob Shane On July 16, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) approved the upgraded designation of than 70 streams to “Wild Trout” and “Class A wild trout” status. This successful rulemaking came in response to almost 200 public comments from TU members and supporters in favor of the proposed designation. Many of the … Read more

Congress introduces bipartisan bill to recover fish and wildlife

On Friday, July 12, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), along with 59 members of Congress introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). Click here to see a letter to Congress signed by TU and a broad coalition of conservation and sportsmen’s organizations in support of the bill.   The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act … Read more

Clean Water Rule Update: May 2019

Public Comment Completed. Thanks for your Support.  Comment period now closed.  What comes next?  TU members and volunteers contributed more than 4,000 comments for the record, including 25 council and chapter letters and 4,406 individual comments.  Next steps: The Agencies will now review these comments and make a final decision sometime this fall.  We will update you with the latest.  Thank you for taking … Read more

Three things Congress should do before the end of 2018

With the end of the 115th Congress rapidly approaching, America’s lawmakers have a prime opportunity to advance the interests of anglers and sportsmen and -women across the country. Trout Unlimited urges members of Congress to do just that prior to January 3, 2019.In particular, the current lame-duck session of Congress provides the opportunity to reauthorize … Read more

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections Repealing rule would jeopardize drinking water for millions; risk for trout and salmon CONTACT:Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimitedssherard@tu.org / (307) 757-7861 (July 27, 2017) WASHINGTON D.C. – The public can now comment on a decision by the Trump administration to repeal a rule that would protect 60 … Read more

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections Repealing rule would jeopardize drinking water for millions; risk for trout and salmon CONTACT:Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimitedssherard@tu.org / (307) 757-7861 (July 27, 2017) WASHINGTON D.C. – The public can now comment on a decision by the Trump administration to repeal a rule that would protect 60 … Read more