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    How are aquatic insects coping with climate change?

    A Willowemoc creek green drake. By Jerry Schoen We have seen a lot on the TU blog and elsewhere about how climate change is affecting fish and their cold-water habitats, but one under-appreciated concern is that climate change also disrupts the life cycles of aquatic insects. This, in turn, might upset entire freshwater food chains…

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    Restoring hope

    I would generally advise not spending the day before you head to Canada for a week long fishing trip with your 13-year-old son, and other TU supporters, in another state. But that is what I did the week before last. If you worry for the future of our country, attend next year's Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation…

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    A memorial for a giant

    A few weeks ago, the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited and other partners met in Lovells, Michigan to dedicate a memorial to Art Neumann, the last surviving founder of Trout Unlimited who passed away last year. It was a great day, and Art's kids—TU members in good standing—attended the dedication, and wanted me to pass…

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    In it for the long haul

    For the past decade or so, I have had the pleasure of visiting and fishing Bristol Bay for salmon and (very large) native rainbows. Lodge-owners, commercial fishermen, people from the native villages, and guides all impressed upon me the importance of protecting this remarkable $1.6 billion fishery that supplies half of all of the world’s…

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    Bonneville cutthroat return to headwaters after 50 years

    For the first time in 50 years, Bonneville cutthroat trout in Utah’s Weber River were able to ascend Strawberry Creek, an important spawning tributary, thanks to a major conservation effort in Northern Utah. Since 2012, Trout Unlimited has worked closely with many partners in the Weber River Basin to reduce habitat fragmentation and allow native…

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    Stealing rivers … and less to steal

    By Noel Gollehon Two scientific studies published this month captured some pretty dramatic details of how climate change is affecting our rivers, lakes and streams. A recent article in Nature Geoscience described the first known case of river piracy due to climate change. In this case, the climate change pirate stole the flow of a…

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    Big snow melting early in NW Montana

    Photo by The Missoulian Even though the northwest part of Montana got a lot of snow this year it's melting off early, which may still pose a threat to summer flows and fishing. Guides in Montana are communicating to ensure the fishing community understands that, just because the area has had a good winter doesn't…