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Mark Taylor

  • Conservation

    Newsletter features 2020 highlights for Great Lakes team

    We all know that 2020 was far from a normal year. Despite the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Trout Unlimited’s Great Lakes team soldiered on. The team, which continues to grow, was able to accomplish many key projects in the field as well as to continue advocacy efforts. Below are a few of the highlights from 2020, as well as a look ahead…

  • Conservation

    Federal budget includes boost for Delaware basin

    Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Delaware River Basin will get a boost as a result of the federal 2021 budget.  The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. The sum is a modest increase from the $9.7 million budgeted last fiscal year.  The…

  • Community

    TU’s new cutthroat trout face coverings now available

    This past summer Trout Unlimited offered a limited run of special, trout-printed face coverings.  The brook, rainbow and brown trout face gaiters were a huge hit. We all know what comes after a blockbuster: a sequel. Many asked for a cutthroat trout version of our face coverings, and that's exactly what we've delivered. But, as the…

  • Conservation

    A wet road is no place for wild trout

    By Mark Taylor  During her hundreds of days wearing an electrofishing backpack in Pennsylvania, Kathleen Lavelle has searched for trout in just about every kind of stream, from tiny trickles to plunging, boisterous mountain rivers.  But on a day in August 2019, she experienced something new.  Lavelle and her crew were shocking fish in a road. …

  • Climate Change

    The time for action on climate change is now

    As keen observers of nature and careful students of science, anglers know well that the science of climate change is becoming clearer and more indisputable with each passing year.   As high temperature records continue to fall week after week, month after month and year after year, now is the time for TU’s members and supporters to act.  That's why it's critical to…

  • Conservation

    New TU field techs get to work in Catskills

    Joe Liesman and Chris Pullano recently joined the Trout Unlimited staff for six-month stints as technicians in the Upper Delaware River basin. We recently caught up with the two avid conservationists and anglers to see how things have been going.  Q: Talk a little about your backgrounds. Where did you grow up and what got you interested…