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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…

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    Take action

    By Chris Wood Last week, I published an opinion piece printed in the New York Times asking President Trump to stand up for clean water, and veto Congress’ bill to overturn restrictions on mountaintop removal mining. Unfortunately, that plea failed, as the President signed the misguided law today. Trout Unlimited, our members, and all hunters…