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  • Conservation

    ‘No constituency for orange rivers’

    It’s time for Congress to jump-start abandoned mine cleanups  In testimony before Congress, Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood pressed lawmakers to clear the way for “Good Samaritan” agencies and groups like TU to clean up pollution from abandoned hardrock mines that plague the landscape.  Chris Wood's testimony begins at 00:49 Every single day,…

  • From the field

    The second coming of the Apache trout

    In a first, a salmonid is on track for delisting from the list of threatened and endangered species The promise of gold and opportunity has long been a driving force of settlement across the American West, much to the detriment of native populations and the iconic landscapes now in need of prolonged restoration and conservation…

  • Public Lands Month Conservation

    The agony and the ecstasy

    Even when they’re beset by freezing rain or other forms of natural calamity, public lands bring peace, quiet, and miserable joy Public lands aren’t always perfect. The fish don’t always cooperate, and the mosquitoes do not care if you are trying to have a moment of peace. Consider it one of those Instagram vs. reality…

  • Restoration

    A beautiful mess

    Loading streams with wood may make the fishing tougher, but it’s great for trout. “Why do they keep putting trees in our stream!?”  In the Northeast, where I work, this is a question we have been hearing a lot over the past couple of years, often with a sense of sadness or irritation in the…