• Advocacy

    20 years of protection

    Colorado’s Thompson Divide sees a mining development moratorium to the high praise of anglers Living on Colorado’s Front Range, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have world-class fishing opportunities within an hour of my front door. Nearby Gold Medal fishing waters boast some of the highest trout numbers (and some of the largest trout) in…

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    A new path for the Owyhee

    Tucked in the corners of Oregon, Idaho and Nevada is the Owyhee Canyonlands. Known for its rugged terrain and wild waters that host hundreds of species of fish and wildlife, the Owyhee is truly one of the West’s largest conservation opportunities.  In Idaho, over 500,000 acres of the Owyhee landscape are protected as Wilderness, but…

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    BLM Solar Plan Can’t Come at the Expense of Wild and Native Trout and Salmon

    Trout Unlimited has worked for decades advocating for balanced management of our public lands that are so important to sustaining healthy trout and salmon populations and our angling and hunting heritage. Our nation has set ambitious goals for expanding renewable energy development, including the Biden Administration’s goal of a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035,…

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    Bipartisan Win for Abandoned Mine Cleanup

    Good Samaritan legislation advances key Senate committee with unanimous consent To watch cable news, you might think that our country is hopelessly divided on partisan lines. If you work in conservation, though, you see that genuine bipartisanship is possible with a lot of hard work. Today, the Senate Energy & Public Works Committee passed the…

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    Supreme Court rejection is another blow for Pebble Mine

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected hearing a lawsuit filed by the State of Alaska against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) in an attempt to strike down Clean Water Act protections for the headwaters of Bristol Bay. This unprecedented lawsuit was a last-ditch effort to keep the dying Pebble Mine project alive. Bristol Bay. Photo by…

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    On Capitol Hill, TU Offers Pragmatic Solutions on Mining Reform

    Good Samaritan Bill Receives Praise in Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Mining Reform On Capitol Hill yesterday, Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood testified in the Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about two pieces of mining legislation: the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023, introduced by subcommittee chair…