Conservation

Senior art project focuses on Snake River cutthroat trout

Senior art project focuses on Snake River cutthroat trout

“It is crucial that as a community and a nation we take care of the land and river that acts as an oasis for this prize fish because if we don’t, we are at risk of losing one of the most beautiful and complex ecosystems. While many rivers have seen a loss in native cutthroat, the Snake watershed has managed to remain as a native cutthroat dominated river, and that is something worth protecting.”

House passes Moving Forward Act

House passes Moving Forward Act

“Clean water and healthy waterways are critical elements of the Nation’s infrastructure system,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited. “They are rightly recognized as such by the ‘Moving Forward Act.’ Today, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we can see that more clearly than ever before. As individuals, we need clean water to wash our hands and to drink. As communities, we need healthy waterways to sustain our farms, fisheries, our recreation, and our economies

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Why do we care about native trout?

Why do we care about native trout?

“Because native trout have adapted over centuries and millennia in specific environments, they are, in many cases, more likely to survive the extremes of those places. Having passed through the crucible of a specific system’s cycles of drought, flood, and wildfire a native trout species may be more hardy than non-native fish.”

Mountains to the sea and back again

Mountains to the sea and back again

Sawmill Creek is a tributary to the Lemhi River. The Lemhi River watershed is one of the highest elevation and farthest inland reaches for fish migration in the world, as the new signs point out. The watershed is also one of the most important spawning and rearing habitat areas for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin.

‘Trout Uber’ to the rescue during coronavirus classroom closures in NYC

‘Trout Uber’ to the rescue during coronavirus classroom closures in NYC

“When school closed, students expressed concern for the wellbeing of their trout. They were extremely disappointed when they realized that we would not be taking our trip up to Ward Pound Ridge to release them. They had been looking forward to this trip. So were the other 4th grade teachers. It is always the highlight trip of the year. They were very excited on Earth Day to watch the video of the release that you sent us. That made them proud. And there was an overall feeling of relief that they had been safely introduced into their natural habitat. Thank You!!!!” – Ms. Sims, PS 84, Brooklyn

Rose is at the ready for Wyoming anglers, hunters

Rose is at the ready for Wyoming anglers, hunters

As part of Trout Unlimited, she works to protect the hunting and fishing heritage that is so important to so many people. TU’s team works in collaboration with federal and state agencies, partner conservation groups and sportsmen and women for common-sense solutions to protect the wild places of the West. TU is engaged on the legislative level in every Western state and nationally on the congressional level.

Sponsor a Trout for the Race up Rock Creek

Sponsor a Trout for the Race up Rock Creek

“Supporting the research and projects that TU is doing was an easy choice,” Tim Panek said. “Knowing the travels and travails of these wild fish and protecting their habitat will not only enhance fishery, but more importantly, enhance Rock Creek for all the inhabitants and visitors to the valley including our family and friends.”

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