By Morgan Stum Trout Unlimited is working with Frostburg State University’s AmeriCorps program to restore brook trout habitat in headwater streams in western Maryland. On Oct. 3, 2020, nine members of Frostburg State’s ECHOSTARS program joined conservation staff from TU’s Western Maryland Initiative to plant 100 potted trees alongside a small Savage River headwater. ECHOSTARS is an acronym for Empowering Communities, Helping Others, Service Through Action, Resources and Sustainability. The group is a university division of AmeriCorps where, through volunteerism in local … Read more
By Jamie Vaughan While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted many programs this summer, Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan are pleased to continue the Green Team program for its sixth year, employing high school students from across the Rogue River watershed to learn about and take part in watershed restoration projects. The Trout Unlimited Green Team was established in 2015 and grew out of … Read more
By Chris Collier A pair of college interns are helping Trout Unlimited collect field data and prioritize restoration projects for brook trout in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Interns play an important role for TU during the summer, but the program in the Great Lakes and beyond was in doubt earlier this spring. In mid-March, TU’s field programs had to freeze the hiring process … Read more
To kick off our second semester as an organization, our 5 Rivers Trout Unlimited college club made its first official venture to Cotter, Arkansas, on a cold and clear weekend back in January. Nine of the club’s 23 inaugural members made the trip, sharing a cabin over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
By Mark Taylor In normal times, as winter’s gray turns to spring’s green, those of us who love to fish would be eager to get on the water. But these aren’t normal times, which has forced many of us to change our ways. When allowed by lockdown mandates, some of us are still fishing, close to … Read more
By Seth Moessinger On Sunday October 13, five neighboring chapters of Trout Unlimited joined forces to help restore important riparian habitat along Crabtree Creek within Western Maryland’s Savage River watershed. The watershed supports the largest population of native eastern brook trout in the state and is managed by the Maryland DNR as a zero-creel limit, … Read more