We’ve all been there. Wading in our favorite local haunt, soaking in the beauty of our surroundings when suddenly we catch a glimpse of something that ruins the whole day. Trash
By Jamie Vaughan Hairy Penstemon is blooming at the Parkside Elementary Rain Garden in Michigan. This rain garden is a type of green infrastructure utilizing native plants to help developed areas function more naturally, thus keeping polluted and warmed stormwater runoff out of Rum Creek. We were out in the community with Abigail Henschell (pictured above), … Read more
I am the founder of a hunting and fishing guide service in the heart of Texas, and as a minority in the outdoor community, the past few days have been very meaningful for me. I am humbled by the outpouring of support, love, and understanding from my fellow anglers and hunters.
TU will always fix rivers. It is what we do. But the magic of TU is that we also do community. We need people—all people—to achieve TU’s mission.
What would happen if TU went away?
If your email inbox looks like mine, almost every organization you have ever worked with, joined or “liked” has sent you a note this week about the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. It’s a sign of how thoroughly this crisis has swept across all of American life. Trout Unlimited is rooted in communities of … Read more
In 2011, when I was still president of New Mexico’s Santa Fe (Truchas) Chapter, I was approached by Nick Streit, president of the Taos (Enchanted Circle) Chapter and owner of the Taos Fly Shop, about restoring a section of the Red River in Questa. The Red had been a workhorse for several decades, impacted by … Read more
City Catch kids in Baltimore. Lately, when I am in town, I’ve taken to starting my mornings at Fletchers boathouse. I’ll row up or downstream for an hour with a strung fly rod. If I see a suspended gar, or a rolling carp, I’ll stop and cast. Even with the outing, I am at the … Read more
By Nick Sanchez and Jamie Vaughan Urban sprawl, development and agricultural pressures have deforested much of southern Michigan. In rapidly developing areas of southern Michigan, forest and farmland loss continues to this day. Luckily, family forest owners, like the Krug Family, are taking steps to protect their forests and the important waters that flow through … Read more