Newsletter highlights New York’s productive 2019

Trout Unlimited had a productive year in New York in 2019. Some of the major accomplishments in the state, by both TU staff and a large group of dedicated TU members/volunteers, are highlighted in a new newsletter. A PDF can be downloaded HERE or a Word document (with live links) can be downloaded HERE. The … Read more

Seth Green chapter seeking to restore a paradise lost

By Cal Curtice “This is probably the last generation of trout fishers.” — Forest and Stream Magazine 1879  In 1620, virgin forest covered the United States from the tip of northern Maine, south to central Florida, and west beyond the Mississippi River. Native brook trout swam throughout their cool, clean waters, including those in the Finger … Read more

Newsletter highlights successes in Great Lakes region

Trout Unlimited continues to increase its efforts in the Great Lakes region. The past year saw a wide range of success across the “Protect, Reconnect, Restore and Sustain” components of our mission. Projects included habitat restoration of more than 17 miles of high-priority coldwater streams and improving/replacing several barriers to fish passage to open additional … Read more

With bi-partisan support, GLRI Act flies through House

On Feb. 5 the United States House of Representatives passed HR 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act.  This bill seeks to increase the GLRI funding back to its original levels of $475 million.   The bill had support from 50 bi-partisan co-sponsors and passed 373-45.  Additionally, 15 Representatives spoke in support of the bill. They … Read more

TU launches major restoration effort on Battenkill

By Jacob Fetterman Stretching from Manchester, Vt., to the Hudson River in New York state, the Battenkill River holds a firm place in fly fishing history.  Beyond the river’s fame and beauty, it has become evident that, without proper stewardship, the wild trout fishery supported by the Battenkill could slip away due to the degradation of quality habitat through factors such as deforestation, sedimentation, channel modification, … Read more

TU lauds proposal to bolster conservation funding in New York

Trout Unlimited is applauding an ambitious New York stream restoration initiative included in a $3 billion proposal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week.  The “Restore Mother Nature Bond Act” was highlighted in Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State address. It would fund projects that improve critical fish and wildlife habitat and reduce flood risks across New York by reconnecting streams, removing obsolete dams, retrofitting road-stream crossings, restoring wetlands and natural floodplains, conserving forests and open space, reducing stormwater runoff, and upgrading fish … Read more

TU, partners aid brook trout with NY dam removal

Native brook trout have gained improved access to 3 miles of quality coldwater habitat in Sullivan County, N.Y., thanks to a multi-organization project that removed an old dam that was blocking the stream. Trout Unlimited teamed up with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local landowner, Bald Mountain Inc., on the project on Frog Hollow, a stream … Read more

TU awarded $750K for projects in Upper Delaware

Trout Unlimited has received three federal grant awards totaling nearly $750,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for stream protection and restoration projects in the upper Delaware River watershed.   These grant awards support the conservation goals of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with NFWF. Thanks to … Read more

A summer in the much-loved Battenkill River watershed

A biologist measures stream depth on a tributary of the Battenkill River.

By Jacob A. Fetterman  When I decided to change my major toward the end of my freshman year at Lock Haven University, I had no idea about the journey to follow. I was looking for a career that would allow me to positively impact the natural world I grew up admiring.   Five-and-a-half years later, it is safe to say that I am well … Read more