Category

Conservation

  • Dam Removal

    RepYourWater stands with TU on Lower Snake

    Garrison and Corinne Doctor are the co-founders of a small company that punches way above its weight. If you don’t know this awesome young couple, you should. From the very first, they knew RepYourWater had to be about more than providing creative and unique designs on high-quality apparel and merchandise for people who love the…

  • Conservation

    The science is clear: Snake River dams kill too many fish

    Editor's note: In the Pacific Northwest, a long debate about saving the endangered Snake River salmon and steelhead is reaching a head. Trout Unlimited is rallying around proposals to remove the lower four Snake River dams and invest heavily in the region’s economy and communities.   The question of the moment is: Do the Snake dams really need to…

  • Boats

    Low water, big problems

    Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. You’d think I was checking the score for game seven of the World Series, but I wasn’t. Obsessively, I hit refresh on my trusty Riverbrain app no less than 50 times the day before our trip hoping to see the spike go up on our beloved Colorado River. But the flows didn’t…

  • From the field

    Federal funding improves water efficiency in the West

    In Wyoming, the federal Farm Bill is put to work improving irrigation on the Henry's Fork of the Green River. Each installment of Western Water 101 will be accompanied by a podcast, released weekly. Find the fifth episode below, and subscribe to get each new episode as it's released. This important funding reduces labor, improves…

  • Advocacy

    Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico public lands bills up for hearing

    This Wednesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining will hear a slew of bills, four of which are of particular importance to TU members and supporters.   Find a brief description of each below and then click on the links for more information. Also, please call your elected representative to let them know…

  • Advocacy

    Mining for answers on critical minerals

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced key findings in the 100-day supply chain review required by an executive order issued in February. The report, Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and fostering Broad-based Growth, covers a wide range of supply chain issues, including critical minerals. But what do supply chains and critical minerals have to do…

  • Conservation

    The Tongass National Forest should stay 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…