Restoration drives advocacy in the Great Lakes, thankfully

Many conservation organizations are great at on-the-ground habitat restoration. Others excel at policy advocacy. Trout Unlimited is one of the few that shine at both. Our recipe for success is simple. We take the results and good will generated by the partnerships, relationships, and in many cases, friendships created through our restoration work, and use … Read more

TU continues wetland restoration in Rogue River watershed

By Jamie Vaughan Trout Unlimited and local partners recently completed construction on a wetland restoration in downtown Cedar Springs, Mich.  With help from a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) this is the second wetland restoration that Trout Unlimited has implemented in this community, which is home to Cedar Creek, an important coldwater tributary to the Rogue River.  … Read more

Grand Valley State U film crew highlights Green Team

Students in the Producing for Clients class at Grand Valley State University spend a semester working with nonprofit organizations to create a video that serves the needs of that organization.   This fall, GVSU had a campus-wide focus on water-related issues so students teamed up with Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative to produce a video that could help enhance their work.   They created a … Read more

TU plants trees to restore Michigan trout streams

Trout Unlimited has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to plant nearly 17,000 trees along coldwater streams in Michigan. The project, “Reducing Runoff in the Rogue River Watershed,” aims to address stormwater runoff that pollutes, erodes and warms the important West Michigan trout fishery by … Read more

The Krug Family Forest: A tribute to tributaries and small tracts

By Nick Sanchez and Jamie Vaughan  Urban sprawl, development and agricultural pressures have deforested much of southern Michigan. In rapidly developing areas of southern Michigan, forest and farmland loss continues to this day. Luckily, family forest owners, like the Krug Family, are taking steps to protect their forests and the important waters that flow through … Read more

TU receives tree planting grant in Michigan’s Rogue River watershed

Trout Unlimited has received funding from the U.S. Forest Service, through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, to plant nearly 17,000 trees along coldwater streams in Michigan. The project, “Reducing Runoff in the Rogue River Watershed,” aims to address stormwater runoff that pollutes, erodes, and warms the important western Michigan trout fishery by planting trees at … Read more