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  • Headwaters Youth

    Back to school with TU

    A teacher and seven 3rd graders walk through a dry landscape next to a mountain

    In Central Oregon and Seattle, TU programming ignites a passion for river conservation in youth. A TU Educator shares a watershed lesson with students along the lower Deschutes River with custom field journals to capture notes. In the Pacific Northwest, fun and educational programs are underway now that school is back in session, thanks to…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers Youth

    Fly Fishing as Catalyst for Change

    Several college students fish on a river bank with several younger kids

    Costa 5 Rivers Ambassador Summit realizes values of fly fishing. In August, a group of nine TU Costa 5 Rivers club leaders traveled to the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming for the 2023 Costa Ambassador Summit. This nationwide network of conservation-minded college fly fishing clubs each has a Costa Ambassador who is invited to…

  • Conservation Community Science

    Every Bit Counts

    Cowboys along a fence line with cows and mountains in the background

    On a controversial river in a drying landscape, ranchers look to science, technology and the law to send just a little more water downstream. Jesse Kruthaupt’s dad found the family’s future ranch stretching along a place called Tomichi Creek nestled in a valley on the Western Slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. It was the late…

  • Community

    3,000 attend Troutfest Colorado at Coors Field

    People looking at three vary large video screens showing Trout Unlimited promotional images

    2nd annual celebration of conservation, education and fly fishing a major hit in Denver. Normally, we see conservation expos and fly fishing trade shows stuffed inside convention centers or large resort hotels. Exhibitors in confined boxes, bumping elbows with each other while attendees work through isles weaving their way from exhibitor to exhibitor. This isn’t…

  • Community

    Hope Has Fins

    Getting real

    A young girl sits in a sloping field of yellow flowers with mountains in the background

    Getting Real Eyes wide with wonder and bright with hope, kids from around Lake Sammamish work creekside with the Snoqualmie Tribe to make a small patch of nature embedded in a quilt of urbanization more welcoming to the creatures that call Issaquah Creek their home.   It is Kokanee Education Day at Confluence Park in Issaquah,…

  • Community

    North Sound TU’s Speyapalooza 2023 Recap

    Man at gathering who's shirt reads "North Sound Trout Unlimited" and shows a sasquatch

    The annual gathering on the banks of Washington’s mighty Skagit River was a great time. Warm, sunny weather meant that Speyaplooza 2023 felt more like summer steelhead conditions than the gray, cold days many of us associate with winter steelhead fishing on Washington rivers, but I didn’t hear anyone complaining.  North Sound TU President Bridget…