Brett Prettyman

  • Teenager explores home water as a TU volunteer

    “I walked up and there was a lady sitting there and this boy, like 9 or 10, riding a boogie board in the culvert,” said Browne. “It was pretty crazy.”

    Local student surveyed culverts on Gallatin River tributaries to determine possible fish barriers Nathan Browne expected to see high drop offs, steep inclines and maybe a beaver dam or two when he volunteered to survey road culverts on Gallatin River tributaries in the summer of 2020.  He saw those things, and other issues, but one of…

  • Community

    Simms, TU partner to focus on the Gallatin in Montana

    Multi-year collaboration will benefit fishery, community When collaboration works well, it has a tendency to grow into new opportunities. It happened this summer during a call between Chris Wood, CEO and president of Trout Unlimited, and K. C. Walsh, executive chair of Simms Fishing Products. They had been discussing how to stand united against Pebble Mine…

  • Science

    TU advocacy is grounded in science

    Picturing somebody standing in a river staring at a fish while wearing a white lab coat and protective goggles for no reason might be what people think of when they hear the title Trout Unlimited scientist.  While there is an outside chance that might happen, in reality the 30 or so TU staff with a…

  • Youth

    When did you become interested in conservation?

    Enter the annual Teen Youth Essay For some of us, the moment we decided to get involved in conservation efforts was crystal clear. It happened more subtly for others. This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to the outdoors and recreation as a safe way to keep up our spirits in…

  • Barriers

    Rattlesnake Dam removal is almost complete

    Removal of century-old dam in Missoula, Mont., opens creek for native fish passage The opportunity for native westslope cutthroat and bull trout to move unimpeded up and down Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, Mont., is close to reality. Contractors hired by Trout Unlimited, Montana Trout Unlimited, the City of Missoula and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks,…