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  • From the field

    Faces of Restoration: Brett Carlson restores Wyoming

    TU works with some extremely talented characters while developing and completing projects in the field that help make fishing better. We are excited to bring you a series highlighting these Contractors. We hire equipment operators, truck drivers, laborers, material suppliers, engineers, technicians, and water testing labs. They are unique, talented, humble and some are downright wild, but TU’s Contractors are a…

  • Science

    Desperately seeking steelhead in Alaska for science

    After a long float plane flight back to Juneau, a hurried meal and a handful of Ibuprofen, I turned in for the night with one last thought – Tomorrow. Tomorrow we’ll find the fish and all of this will be worth it.

    By Mark Hieronymus After the first couple of hard-earned, bushwhacked miles, about the time we had fished every inch of beautiful holding water in this wild, remote river, and just after we finished post-holing our way through a couple hundred yards of thigh-deep snow, I started to second-guess myself.  Months of reviewing fisheries and habitat…

  • Science

    TU staff and volunteers use tech for trout

    By Jake Lemon and Mark Taylor At its roots, trout fishing is a fairly simple endeavor. One needs only a rod, reel (sometimes!), line and a few flies or lures. On the other hand, Trout Unlimited employs an array of high-tech methods in its ongoing efforts to improve and protect habitat and to make trout fishing…

  • Conservation

    Faces of Restoration: Capitan Forestry in Oregon

    TU works with some extremely talented characters while developing and completing projects in the field that help make fishing better. We are excited to bring you a series highlighting these Contractors. We hire equipment operators, truck drivers, laborers, material suppliers, engineers, technicians, and water testing labs. They are unique, talented, humble and some are downright wild, but TU’s Contractors are a…

  • Conservation

    Barriers limit cutthroat trout migration

    We are broadly familiar with the plight of the salmon, hatching in freshwater, moving downstream as smolts and, entering the ocean. Their magnificent return to the rivers during spawning migrations, hundreds of miles up the Columbia and Salmon rivers, illustrates fish movements at a grand scale. Few people know the same phenomenon occurs with inland native trout such as the cutthroat

    Few people know rivers more intimately than anglers. Every bend, pool and overhanging trees of our favorite river stretches are stored in the recesses of our brains. Particularly those where big fish are known to hide.  From year to year, the pools we fish are usually static and don’t change dramatically. We walk up to our favorite stream and, by all appearances, the water looks…