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Conservation

Barriers limit cutthroat trout migration

We are broadly familiar with the plight of the salmon, hatching in freshwater, moving downstream as smolts and, entering the ocean. Their magnificent return to the rivers during spawning migrations, hundreds of miles up the Columbia and Salmon rivers, illustrates fish movements at a grand scale. Few people know the same phenomenon occurs with inland native trout such as the cutthroat

Trump Jr. says what anglers and hunters have been saying all along

Just after the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted former Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Nick Ayers. In the tweet, Ayers opposed the Pebble mine and called on mine’s key permit to be denied.

British Columbia mining along the transboundary rivers of Southeast Alaska

In the Southeast Alaska region, the Taku, Stikine, and Unuk Rivers form the backbone of the salmon culture. All are un-dammed, largely pristine and support significant commercial, sport, and customary and traditional fisheries in Southeast Alaska.

Arizona’s Jim Strogen awarded for conservation and education work

Dr. Jim Strogen was named the 2020 Outstanding Citizen Wildlife Contributor of the Year by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Lower Snake FEIS not the solution to recover salmon and steelhead

After the release of the final environmental impact statement by the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration last week, Trout Unlimited’s President and CEO, Chris Wood, issued the following statement: “We need big, bold...

A critical time for critical minerals

We need to protect trout and salmon fisheries when mining the raw materials of our clean energy future Among policy makers, critical minerals are a big deal. As for the rest of us, we may not know just how important these minerals are to...

Community

Instagram Live with TU’s Scott Hood and Dave Hettinger Outfitting

Scott Hood represents Oklahoma (Indian Nations Council) on TU’s National Leadership Council. He’s also a guy who loves wild things and wild places. So when he teams up with TU Business Member Dave Hettinger, backcountry magic happens. Join us on Instagram...

Dave Hettinger Outfitting – wild country, big fish

We set out to go on the trip of a lifetime and through TU, Hettinger Outfitting, and all those that help preserve the beautiful wilderness of the Bridger-Teton we definitely succeeded. But the boys aren’t calling this one our last...we’re making trips like these a tradition.

J. Stockard Fly Fishing is the go-to place for fly tying

J. Stockard wants to be your primary source of fly tying products, with a combination of the best product selection, competitive prices & great customer service.

Arizona’s Jim Strogen awarded for conservation and education work

Dr. Jim Strogen was named the 2020 Outstanding Citizen Wildlife Contributor of the Year by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Hiking the CDT: Slogging through the Bob and the first fish

"Around 2 p.m. we stopped under a bridge, and my dad would like me to tell you that he caught the very first fish, a native westslope cutthroat trout."

New face coverings designed to keep anglers safe during outbreak

Trout Unlimited this week unveiled its new double-lined face coverings designed to be worn by anglers who fish with and alongside others as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the nation

Fishing

TroutRoutes

Until now, no phone or tablet app was particularly useful in locating trout streams and finding public access to them.  Enter “TroutRoutes,” an app that maps trout streams in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska and North Dakota.  Montana,...

Voices from the River

Living off the land

Living off the land

In the summer, I think I could live off the land — with a bit more education. Wild raspberries and strawberries, wildflowers, wild trout, some wild onions, mushrooms and cattails would make a smorgasbord. The trout tend to come easily in the high-mountain streams I...

Trout Tips

Last Chance Purple Haze

Last Chance Purple Haze

I spent a couple of days last week on the Henry’s Fork’s upper reaches, trying to fool uber-educated trout in the Box Canyon and Railroad Ranch stretches of the river. This time of year, those tailwater sections of the river are likely the most hospitable...

Video Spotlight

Travel

TU’s Wood on Pebble Mine: ‘Wrong mine in the wrong place’

TU’s Wood on Pebble Mine: ‘Wrong mine in the wrong place’

This week, TU President and CEO Chris Wood joined three other panelists and helped lead a discussion on the perils presented by the proposed Pebble Mine to the salmon and trout fisheries of southwest Alaska.

ConservAmerica, a “right-of-center” organization that advocates for market-based solutions to environmental challenges, hosted the discussion.

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Drought and trout

Drought and trout

There are many demands on water, especially in the West. Municipal water for drinking and other human uses, agricultural water to grow our food, recreational water to keep a thriving outdoor recreation industry afloat and numerous others. And all are important for the...

TroutRoutes

TroutRoutes

Until now, no phone or tablet app was particularly useful in locating trout streams and finding public access to them.  Enter “TroutRoutes,” an app that maps trout streams in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska and North Dakota.  Montana,...

Hiking the CDT: Long hikes in the rain and tent trouble

Hiking the CDT: Long hikes in the rain and tent trouble

That day, it only rained for about six hours after lunch. Aiden, my oldest sister, Ethan, my cousin who is walking with us for six weeks, and I listened to some stand-up comedy to pass the time. When we got into camp, after 18 miles, it was still raining. We spent about five minutes looking for some sheltered areas to set up our tent. Once we found three spots we all started setting up our tents as fast as we could.

FERC clarifies path to Klamath dam removal

FERC clarifies path to Klamath dam removal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week approved the partial transfer of ownership of four dams on the Klamath River from the utility PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC). The purpose of this transfer is to enable the KRRC to...

New NEPA rule a disappointment for anglers

New NEPA rule a disappointment for anglers

“Any actions that limit transparency and public engagement are actions that undermine trust and forsake opportunities to bring stakeholders together. Federal decision making can be a time-consuming process, but quick decisions often lead to bad decisions,” says TU’s Chris Wood about rollbacks to NEPA


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