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  • Think Tank

    Think (outside the) Tank: meet the beavers

    It’s been over a month since we released our Think Tank brook trout into the Cross River, and we are finding that they have new neighbors moving in: beavers! Evidence of the beavers can be seen all along the stream—from dams to lodges, chewed down trees to flooded plains. Beavers have long been known to be ecosystem engineers and drastically change the stream in many ways.   Beaver structures at Ward…

  • Community

    What are fences good for?

    In New Mexico, fences protect trout habitat and livestock It feels great to get out again on TU field projects. A few weeks ago, we journeyed to the Gila to take some stream measurements, and last week we went to the northwestern Jemez Mountains to replace some fence along the Rio de las Vacas. Our volunteer crew of women and men from regional TU chapters and our partner organization, New…

  • TU Business

    Learn from the best at School of Trout

    There’s a great deal to be said for doing one thing and doing it with excellence. My friend Todd Tanner and the folks at School of Trout do that with fly fishing. Boy howdy, do they ever. They bring together the planet's finest and most iconic fly fishers to share their experiences, their knowledge, their…

  • Community

    Finding community on Independence Day

    On this Independence Day, we honor those who have made a commitment to their communities, and the nation, the centerpiece of their lives

    “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan I firmly believe that the obligations of community do not contradict independence. What I have seen, in fact, is that when strong, independent men and women dedicate themselves to service, communities emerge.  On this Independence…

  • Cooking from the Water's Edge

    Want to eat more fish?

    Check out Hank Shaw's newest book to learn how to take your trout from the stream to the table. Hank Shaw has made a name for himself as a hunter, angler, forager, and above all a chef and lover of good, honest food. As one of the trailblazers in the increasingly popular wild-game based cuisine genre, Shaw has…