Congressmen rally behind abandoned mine cleanup

Photo above: Congressman Dan Meuser (white shirt) and Earth Conservancy president/CEO Mike Dziak (speaking) during a tour of an abandoned mine reclamation site in Luzerne County, Pa. Earth Conservancy photo. There are moonscapes outside Wilkes-Barre, Pa.—piles of black culm left behind from coal mining operations before the dawn of regulation four decades ago. A local … Read more

Pennsylvania protects 70 new stream sections

By Rob Shane On July 16, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) approved the upgraded designation of than 70 streams to “Wild Trout” and “Class A wild trout” status. This successful rulemaking came in response to almost 200 public comments from TU members and supporters in favor of the proposed designation. Many of the … Read more

Looking back at a big year for PA Coldwater Habitat Program

By Jake Tomlinson The past year was a big one for Trout Unlimited’s Pennsylvania Coldwater Habitat Program, which works with a variety of partners and funding sources to protect critical habitat, reconnect degraded waterways, and restore populations of coldwater fisheries.   During the 2018 field season, TU completed more than 8,000 feet of streambank stabilization and habitat improvement, reducing by approximately 37 tons the … Read more