Celebrating Women’s History Month via the Villepreaux-Power aquarium
The Think Tank brook trout are doing great and growing big. Every day we can learn more about their behavior, how they interact, and react to change by simply peering into their tank. In fact, our trout aquaria are like a window into the secret underwater life of streams and trout, and we have Jeanne Villepreux-Power, a 19th century marine scientist, to thank for this opportunity. Jeanne is responsible for designing building,…
Master’s student searching lake sediment for clues to Idaho’s salmon past
Rachel Brinkley uses a fallen tree to reach a spot to collect a sediment sample from Hell Roaring Lake. Camden Kay photo. Rachel Brinkley uses core samples to measure historic returns of Redfish Lake sockeye salmon As a child, Rachel Brinkley’s family had a tradition of visiting a “secret” spot in Idaho to climb through…
Tying flies with a zombie killer
Trout Unlimited's TIC teachers learn fly tying and entomology from actor Brian Sheppard Training sessions often get labeled as a boring, but required, means of qualifying to hold certain positions in society. The teachers who help with Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program have gone through enough rigmarole to last a lifetime. Lillit Genovesi,…
Think Tank: Tracking trout
These tools help our scientists track wild vs. hatchery raised fish, monitor interactions, identify fish barriers and understand seasonal migrations.
It’s African American History month and Trout in the Classroom students are celebrating the black women and men in STEM fields that have contributed valuable research supporting our efforts to take care of the environment. One such hero is mathematician Dr. Gladys West. Dr. West who, in the 1970s and 80s, developed algorithms, incorporating gravitational, tidal and…
Utah Cutthroat Slam reaches 700 completions thanks to family of anglers
Effort to catch four species helps raise money for conservation and educates anglers about the value of native trout By Stacey Weaver It was not hard to say yes when my husband suggested we attempt the Utah Cutthroat Slam as a family. The driving force was to get our children off of their devices, out of…
People need to take conservation seriously
Trout Unlimited teen essay contest honorable mention Editor’s Note: Trout Unlimited’s annual Teen Essay Contest, like many things impacted by Covid, took on a different look in 2020. Our youth camps across the country were cancelled so we opened up the youth contest to all comers. Kyle Livinghouse's entry was picked as an honorable mention by…
Catching native trout in Yellowstone leads to thoughts on conservation
We can see that as time goes on, the world needs more and more help from the destruction we have done to it. We all need to take start taking a part in conservation, the world needs it.
Trout Unlimited's teen essay contest honorable mention Editor’s Note: Trout Unlimited’s annual Teen Essay Contest, like many things impacted by Covid, took on a different look in 2020. Our youth camps across the country were cancelled so we opened up the youth contest to all comers. Riley Nebolsine's entry was picked as an honorable mention by…