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Conservation

  • Restoration

    Minnesota’s 2020 Driftless Area restoration overview

    Despite challenges posed by the pandemic 2020 was a busy year for Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort in Minnesota. TU and its partners collaborated on a number of habitat restoration projects in the state. Here's a rundown of the projects. Rice Creek (Fillmore County) – Minnesota DNR stabilized eroded stream banks totaling 900 feet. Sloped and…

  • Get to know the Owyhees

    The name “Owyhee” comes from an early anglicization of the name for Hawai’i and natives from the islands were known as Owyhee. In 1819, three Owyhee joined Donald Mackenzie’s Snake expedition, which went out annually into the Snake country for the North West Company. The three Hawaiians left the main party during the winter of 1819-20 to explore the…

  • Climate Change

    TU salutes Water for Conservation and Farming Act

    TU's Nell Scott with the first bull trout found in the reconnected reach of Oregon's Sun Creek after completion of a TU-led restoration project, Upper Klamath Basin. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced the Water for Conservation and Farming Act, a bill that will provide a major boost to some of Trout Unlimited’s highest watershed…

  • It’s World Water Day. What does that mean to you?

    On World Water Day, we ask ourselves not just what water means to us, but "What we can do to make it better, cleaner and more available in our communities and environment?" Learn more about the impacts of abandoned mine pollution on communities across the United States. And then check out this video to learn…

  • Restoration

    Alaska Federation of Natives endorses restoration of the Eklutna River

    Last week, the Alaska Federation of Natives the largest statewide organization or indigenous people in Alaska, endorsed efforts to restore the Eklutna River.  Traditionally known as Idlughetnu (Id-lug-het-nu), the Eklutna River and its wild salmon runs supported the Dena’ina (Eklutna peoples) for thousands of years. But, since the early 1900s, hydroelectric production on the river has severely limited the habitat for wild Eklutna River salmon. The significant blows contributing to the downfall…