Mark Taylor

  • Conservation

    Trout and Salmon Foundation’s grants make out-sized impact for TU

    Small donations from private foundations provide seed money needed to get a big restoration project going

    When Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service team up for a reconnection project next year in the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan, the price tag will top $80,000.  In terms of the project’s total cost, a single $5,000 contribution might seem like it’s not that big of a deal. But that grant from the…

  • Featured

    Terrestrial bugs offer great dry-fly fishing on small creeks

    Late summer and early fall offer some of the season's best dry-fly fishing on small creeks in the east. This isn't hatch-matching fishing. It's terrestrial season

    Most years, Virginia’s small mountain trout streams have become unfishable trickles by August. This year has been a bit different. Massive rains in May and June meant the streams were in great shape heading into summer’s peak, which was a good thing because July brought record heat and a strange lack of the almost-daily thunderstorms…

  • Voices from the river

    Summer is for sun(fish)

    Before trout came bluegills.Not in a biological evolutionary way, but for me in a fly fishing evolutionary way.I grew up in trout country in Southern Oregon but wasn’t a fly angler. My trout rod was a little Eagle Claw ultralight spinning rig, my tackle box full of Pautzke Balls O’ Fire Salmon eggs, Velveeta cheese,…

  • Community

    Meet Niyah Banfill: TU intern in Michigan

    My name is Niyah Banfill and I am a Trout Unlimited summer intern in Michigan.  I am an incoming sophomore at Central Michigan University, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Chemistry. I began working alongside Trout Unlimited through their Rogue River Green Team when I was a junior at Rockford High School and spent two summers on the Green Team.   In the summer of 2017, Niyah Banfill…