Membership, member engagement

  • Conservation

    TU asks Secretary Vilsack to keep the Tongass roadless

    Fishing and tourism provide 26 percent of the jobs in Southeast Alaska. Logging? One percent. Chris Hunt photo. Few decisions have been as short-sighted as last year’s repeal of the Roadless Rule on Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, which helps explain why 96 percent of all public comment opposed the repeal.  When large-scale logging first…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Trout in the classroom creates advocates

    “You committed to driving to Maryland tomorrow for a Trout in the Classroom release.” My colleague's words were not music to my ears.  I had completely forgotten, and wasn’t really thrilled about the outing. I drove the few hours to the Lucy School in Middletown, Md., with relatively low expectations. If you have seen one Trout in the Classroom release, and…

  • Sauce up your campfire steak for Memorial Day

    Calling all campfire pyros: It’s almost Memorial Day!  It’s not that there’s any bad time or way to break out the grill, but if you’re one of the lucky millions out around the campfire this weekend, might we suggest this as the perfect time to upgrade to your steak and veggies?  And as far as upgrades go, there’s not much easier than adding a classic sauce -- made in advance --…

  • From the field

    Fishing and hunting on a refuge? You bet

    The Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming. At first blush it may seem odd that hunting and fishing is allowed on wildlife refuges, let alone expanding these uses as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed. After all, they are wildlife refuges, right?   However, hunting and fishing on refuge lands goes back to earliest days of the refuge system…