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  • Community From the field

    The restorative power of rainbows and reindeer dogs

    The annual Armed Forces Appreciation Fishing trip has been fostering connections and community in Alaska since 2018.

    Building community, one fishing trip at a time Some situations serve as a catalyst for community. When conditions are right, they turn strangers into friends, forging deep bonds in a matter of hours or days. For many anglers and outdoor lovers, sharing a day on the river is one of the best ways to get…

  • From the field

    Protected: Popular Southwest trout waters

    TU’s “Outstanding” work in the Land of Enchantment Thousands of miles of trout streams in New Mexico are susceptible to the historic drought plaguing the Southwest—and Trout Unlimited just helped protect 305 of them throughout northern New Mexico from degradation and mining. Last month, New Mexico’s Water Quality Control Commission unanimously approved two water quality…

  • From the field

    Dry spell in Congress

    Congress is deadlocking on public land protection. We deserve better.

    It’s time for Washington to act on public lands protections You grow up in the West and you quickly learn to never whine about rain, even if it comes while the hay is down. That’s because drought is a constant and water is capricious. “Can you remember the last time it rained?” is a far…

  • From the field

    Homegrown wild trout conservation

    It took a trip across the country for a Pennsylvanian to discover anglers quietly making a difference back home.

    I spent my childhood summers in Easton, Pa., around the water. Though I never went fishing, I did tube down the Delaware River, play in and picnic beside Bushkill Creek, chase minnows and crayfish in the various streams around my neighborhood, and watch men and women enjoy fishing on warm summer afternoons. I did not…

  • Restoration From the field

    Hope in dry times

    How we’re making key Western streams more hospitable for trout and people in the hotter, drier present As the West grapples with extreme and unprecedented drought, Trout Unlimited’s restoration pros and partners are pushing forward with on-the-ground work to make waters and fisheries more resilient to changing conditions. In Idaho, we are decommissioning a hydropower…

  • Restoration From the field

    Be the beaver

    Finding new appreciation for sleeping outdoors, for water, and for the work TU is doing to restore streams Falling asleep under the stars next to a crinkling creek is the best way to end a day. I learned this quickly as I began two months of conservation work in Oregon with the Northwest Youth Corps…