• Conservation

    Utah approves TU’s first in-stream flow lease

    A recently acquired water lease on Utah's Weber River could help migratory native Bonneville cutthroat populations survive low water events. Trout Unlimited photo. By Paul Burnett Working within the constraints of Western Water Law to develop mechanisms for keeping water in streams is a slow and difficult process. After several years of groundwork from Trout…

  • Community

    Students observe sampling efforts on Salmon Creek

    Local high school students recently watched on as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment fisheries crew used electrofishing gear to sample Salmon Creek in northwestern Connecticut.   The monitoring (below) is part of the long term Salmon Kill Enhancement and Restoration Project, which is focused on improving  habitat for native and wild trout. Tracking population levels…

  • Conservation

    Missouri NLC rep talks climate change

    By Jeff Witten As an avid fisherman and long-time Trout Unlimited member, I have become increasingly concerned about climate change and the impacts it will have on fishing.   Accordingly, I undertake various activities to engage the public through things like chairing TU’s Climate Change Working Group, getting involved with local conservation issues, and occasional…

  • Conservation

    Turning corner at Kerber Creek

     By Jason Willis The Kerber Creek watershed comprises just over 64,000 acres in the northern San Luis Valley of Colorado.  The headwaters drain through the historic Bonanza Mining District, which is littered with left over draining adits and mine waste/tailing piles from decades of mining.  Several flood events in the 1900s breached dams in the…

  • Science

    Restoring streamside vegetation using grazing and beavers

    Ranchers, Bureau of Land Management staff, and other partners tour Susie Creek in 2012.Photo courtesy Carol Evans/BLM. If you hang around a Bureau of Land Management biologist near a stream long enough, you are bound to hear the acronym PFC. Proper Functioning Condition is a long-standing rapid assessment the BLM uses to evaluate the overall condition or…