Restore


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Restoring our damaged habitat and making fishing better

Trout Unlimited works all across the country restoring degraded trout and salmon waters and making them viable and fishable once again. We partner and collaborate with landowners, state and federal agencies, local communities and our corps of volunteer anglers to return once-healthy trout streams to their former greatness


Greenback cutthroat trout tagged and released at Zimmerman Lake north of Fort Collins, CO in Poudre Canyon.

Sometimes, this includes simple fixes, like working with ranchers to keep livestock out of streams or replanting streamside vegetation to provide cover and shade for trout. Sometimes, repairs are more profound, and require heavy construction equipment and involve transforming mistreated streams into fully functional riparian habitat again.

Making trout streams healthy again is a TU hallmark, and it’s a task we and our members take seriously. Not only do we rebuild trout and salmon habitat, but by doing so, we improve our fishing opportunity, for this generation and those to come. We also make communities safer by making rivers and streams more resilient to floods.

Restoration work paying off on Weister Creek in the Driftless Area

Over the years, we’ve restored trout streams all across America, from the rainforests of southeast Alaska to the Driftless Area of the upper Midwest to the brook trout streams in the Southern Appalachians. Our staff and our volunteers have put in the hours to improve habitat and make fishing better. 

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Together we can restore the places you love to fish, and to make fishing better.

Get four free gifts when you donate to Trout Unlimited’s Embrace A Stream Annual Appeal. Your gift will double—maybe even triple—thanks to a local donation match and our sponsors.
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