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Sam Davidson

Sam Davidson hired on at Trout Unlimited in 2003, and has served as communications director for TU’s Western Water Project, field director for TU’s public…

  • Dam Removal

    Never been closer: new progress on the Klamath

    The Klamath River is one of the country’s most beleaguered watersheds. This summer, wildfire, extreme drought, and poor water quality — all exacerbated by climate change — are causing severe hardship for salmon and other native fishes, Tribal cultures and communities, agriculture and local economies. But on July 27, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission provided…

  • Government Affairs

    TU’s Chris Wood tells Congress that road and trail funding is vital for trout and salmon into the future

    When TU’s CEO and President Chris Wood testified Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, it marked the third time this year someone from TU has been invited to give testimony to Congress. Wood’s testimony yesterday focused on a subject that has become increasingly important in trout and salmon conservation:…

  • Dam Removal

    Big day in Klamath Country

    FERC approves license transfer; request sent to Congress for drought assistance Two things happened on June 17 that underscore the influence of Trout Unlimited’s two decades of work in the Klamath River basin to restore this river and its legendary salmon and steelhead runs. First, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the transfer of…

  • Climate Change

    Deja vu all over again

    TU worked with Jackson Family Wines and other partners to complete this fish passage improvement project on Yellowjacket Creek, an important spawning and rearing tributary for Coho and steelhead in the Russian River system. Author's note: As California grapples with extraordinarily warm and dry conditions, the California Wildlife Conservation Board awards major grants to TU…

  • From the field

    A bridge over No Name Road

    A landowner’s love of his rural California land and the tiny steelhead stream that flows through it is key to the success of a challenging TU-led fish passage improvement project. Bruce Dormody was born and raised on a secluded, 2,600-acre property in the hills above Carmel Valley, Calif., operated for decades as San Clemente Rancho,…

  • Climate Change

    TU salutes Water for Conservation and Farming Act

    TU's Nell Scott with the first bull trout found in the reconnected reach of Oregon's Sun Creek after completion of a TU-led restoration project, Upper Klamath Basin. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced the Water for Conservation and Farming Act, a bill that will provide a major boost to some of Trout Unlimited’s highest watershed…