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Shauna Stephenson

Shauna Stephenson has been a writer, photographer, communicator and conservationist for nearly two decades, the past decade being spent at Trout Unlimited, working on projects such as restoring wild salmon and steelhead to the Lower Snake River. She is a collector of eclectic hobbies, from fly fishing to falconry, the founder of Good Mama Farm, a small organic vegetable operation and is the head herder of her two slightly feral kids, Clara and Otto. She lives with her husband, Tom, and their ever-expanding menagerie near the Tobacco Root mountains in Montana.

  • From the field

    TU in your state legislature

    As state legislatures begin to wrap up we thought it might be time you meet the faces behind the scenes — ones keeping your public lands in public hands and safeguarding fish, wildlife and your fishing habits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHwODa4YJU Trout Unlimited has been working in state legislatures across the country for more than a decade, finding…

  • How not to bake a cake in the winter

    Author's note: Before we get to the important stuff (likely cake or booze or something roasted slowly over an open fire, because what else is more important?) let us quickly clarify that this column on food is not about how to do it the easy way. Ordering it ready-made is the easy way. Baking it in your five-star kitchen is also easy. This is about cooking your own way -…

  • It’s World Water Day. What does that mean to you?

    On World Water Day, we ask ourselves not just what water means to us, but "What we can do to make it better, cleaner and more available in our communities and environment?" Learn more about the impacts of abandoned mine pollution on communities across the United States. And then check out this video to learn…

  • Advocacy

    How do we bring back salmon and steelhead on the Lower Snake?

    So it turns out Rep. Mike Simpson isn’t messing around.   In February the Idaho Congressman announced intentions to finally tackle the decades-old problem of declining salmon and steelhead populations in the Lower Snake River. Scientific consensus points to the four Lower Snake Dams as the prime culprits.  In a video to the public, Simpson announced his intention to restore wild salmon…

  • From the field

    What makes sense when it comes to energy on public lands?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQww9-gjef0&t=1s Click here to ask your Member of Congress to act today! We’ve seen plenty of attempts to pit conservation against energy development in recent weeks, but the reality of what is best both for community and conservation probably lies somewhere in that murky grey area that can never quite be captured in a headline.  At issue is the…

  • Cooking from the Water's Edge

    French onion soup fit for a Yeti

     Makes 2 to 3 “to go” mugs.  4 to 6 yellow onions 1-½ tbsp salt plus more for seasoning to taste 2 tbsp butter 4 cups water ¼ cup sherry ¼ cup red wine 1 cup flaked or shredded cheese such as Gruyere, Emmentaler, Parmesan or Fontina 2-3 slices stale bread  If preparing over campfire, build up sufficient coals to last about…