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

Congress seeks reauthorization, funding for GLRI

By Taylor Ridderbusch On Friday, both the House and Senate introduced bills to reauthorize and increase funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).  The identical bills would reauthorize the program for five more years and incrementally increase the funding level from $300 million to $475 million, which was the original funding level for the … Read more

TU supports the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

Bill would help to advance renewable energy projects on public lands in a manner that protects fish and wildlife habitat, and strengthens local economies and communities Upcoming: TU CEO Chris Wood to testify in support of PLREDA before a House Committee on July 25th at 10 am eastern. Read Chris’ written statement or visit 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

House passes bill to cease Corps funding for Pebble permit

The House of Representatives took dramatic and much-needed action Wednesday, and voted 233-201 in support of a measure that, if passed by both chambers of Congress, would prohibit continued investment by the Army Corps of Engineers in processing the permit application for the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. TU members and supporters were essential … Read more

House Unveils Bill to Fully Fund LWCF

For immediate release   June 12, 2019    Contact: Steve Moyer, (571) 274-0593, smoyer@tu.org Corey Fisher, (406) 546-2979, cfisher@tu.org   House Unveils Bill to Fully Fund LWCF   June 12, 2019 (Washington DC) — A bipartisan coalition introduced legislation Tuesday to permanently and fully fund the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The move comes on the heels of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which … 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