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  • From the field

    Roads to recovery in Wisconsin’s North Country

    Where roads intersect with chilly, clean trout water, you'll find TU's Chris Collier at work As a kid growing up in Ohio, Chris Collier looked forward to vacations of fishing, camping and boating in the wilds of Northern Michigan. These days, he’s creating new memories as a relatively recent transplant to the region. “Northern Wisconsin…

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    Wrestling calves, reconnecting rivers

    TU’s Cory Toye brings people, industry, and agencies together to protect streams and native fish in the Bighorn Basin.  Cory Toye’s birthplace of Meeteetse, Wyoming—population just over 300—is a prime example of Western ranching country. Here, like many rural communities, locals rely on their connections to land and water for their livelihoods. They are ranchers,…

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    Conservation in Cow Country

    In New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains, TU and ranchers are working together to keep streams healthy and improve range productivity. On our way to inspect his grazing allotment, Manuel Lucero and I pull over next to a tree where some campers have left their trash in a neat and organized pile of boxes and tied up…

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    Clearing the way for wild steelhead on the Carmel River

    TU restoration leader on California’s Central Coast takes his steelheading, and steelhead conservation, very seriously. Few anglers have fished more successfully for steelhead than Tim Frahm, TU’s Central Coast Steelhead Coordinator.   For six decades on famous steelhead waters such as the Trinity, Klamath and Gualala Rivers, fishing exclusively with a single swung fly, Frahm…

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    Future of the Yellowstone

    Winding streams, abundant wildlife, and year-round beauty. The Yellowstone River is as iconic and awe inspiring as it gets. Flowing 660 miles from its origin in Yellowstone National Park to its confluence with the Missouri River, the Yellowstone rises and falls, untamed by any dam. The river is the very essence of wildness, yet it…

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    Bringing back the upper Animas

    Seven years after the Gold King spill, a $90 million settlement agreement sets the watershed on the course for recovery In August 2015, three million gallons of mining waste flooded out of the Gold King Mine and into the Animas River near Silverton.   But the real damage to wild trout fisheries had been done long…