Protecting Oregon sporting paradise from strip mining

Southwest Oregon is a place defined by steep country and untamed rivers where we can go to find solitude, dramatic landscapes, and some of the best habitat for big game and wild anadromous fish in the lower 48 states. Rivers like the Smith, Illinois, and Chetco are legendary amongst sportsmen and women for their strong runs of steelhead, sea-run … Read more

Renewable energy, climate change, public lands and bipartisanship … Oh my!

Photo: USFWS/Joshua Winchell In this age of boundless partisanship, something remarkable happened this summer. A smart, forward-thinking piece of legislation addressing climate change was introduced that is sponsored by two Arizona congressmen from opposite ends of the political spectrum: Republican Paul Gosar, who rode the Tea Party wave into Congress in 2010, and Democrat Raul … Read more

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

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

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

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

Ranches

According to one stereotype, a rancher’s commitment to the lifestyle is mainly self-serving. The fences they build are as much to keep the public out as to detain resident wildlife (translation: elk) for the purpose of selling high-dollar hunting opportunities. When not dewatering streams, they restore and stock them for their own fishing pleasure and that of paying anglers in search of lunkers in a crowd-free … Read more

Protecting Oregon’s steelhead heritage

The legendary Frank Moore, center, with TU’s vice president for Western Conservation Rob Masonis (l) and Dean Finnerty, NW Region director for TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. Few Oregonians have had a more profound, positive influence on so many people in the Beaver State than Frank and Jeanne Moore. This remarkable couple, whose decades-long efforts to … Read more

Three things Congress should do before the end of 2018

With the end of the 115th Congress rapidly approaching, America’s lawmakers have a prime opportunity to advance the interests of anglers and sportsmen and -women across the country. Trout Unlimited urges members of Congress to do just that prior to January 3, 2019.In particular, the current lame-duck session of Congress provides the opportunity to reauthorize … Read more

LWCF: House Natural Resources Committee Advances Bill to Save LWCF

September 13, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Corey Fisher cfisher@tu.org / (406) 546-2979 House Natural Resources Committee Advances Bill to Save LWCFLand and Water Conservation Fund expires September 30 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved a compromise that would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), ensure equity … Read more