Because of you — all of you — we can hunt more, fish more and play more. We can build stronger communities. We can lay the groundwork for a better conservation legacy. We can start fixing the backlog of maintenance issues impairing our public lands. We can make rivers and streams will be cleaner. We can make habitat healthier. We can leave this world a little better than we found it
A couple of my favorite ponds were on Fort Story, a small military base in Virginia Beach. One was deep in the woods, reachable only by a sandy, 4-wheel-drive-required road
“It’s hard to hear him deny he has a family of his own, so I distract him away from that talk by sharing stories of fishing. I tell him about the adventures Owen and I are having and I reflect on memories he and I created together over the years. Occasionally I can tell he remembers one of the stories, but I know he enjoys hearing them either way.”
Winners of the TU #ResponsibleRecreation contest will be announced June 17.
Trout Unlimited is offering free memberships to dads who are new to TU, love to fish (or want to learn) and care about conservation
Practice #ResponsibleRecreation, win a fly rod
“Decades before the phrase “global warming” shifted to “climate change” or its more urgent iterations such as “climate crisis” and “climate emergency,” Trout Unlimited was already working on ways to build resilience in the face of a warming planet.”
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?
Ironically, 2020 is “The Year of the Rat.” Given how 2020 has unfolded so far, I actually consider that to be an insult to rats. But we are seeing some lifting of the pandemic fog where I live in Colorado and in many other places around the country—and fishing definitely stands to be affected… for better or worse.