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  • Conservation

    Congress needs to act on public lands oil and gas reform

    Last week the Department of the Interior released a long-awaited report on the Federal oil and gas leasing system (TU statement). The report details shortcomings of the antiquated oil and gas program and recommends policy options to better balance energy development with other uses on public lands, such as hunting and fishing.   The Roan Plateau in western Colorado. Trout Unlimited has spent more than a decade advocating for responsible oil and…

  • Conservation Restoration

    Orvis backs Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative

    Friends are great. Generous friends are really great.  For the second year in a row, Orvis has chosen Trout Unlimited as the beneficiary of its Giving Tuesday efforts.  Orvis will donate 10 percent of profits from retail and online sales on Nov. 30 to TU’s Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, where we are two years into habitat improvement projects on the famous trout stream and several tributaries.   "The…

  • American Places

    Whitewater and wild rainbows on an inspiring Alaska wilderness float

    But future public access at risk with Alaska governor's proposal to strip Susitna Basin waters of "Recreational River" status

    Rafts ready and waiting to be loaded back up for the day ahead. Photo credit: Eric Booton Airborne, we crossed Cook Inlet and began tracing the Susitna River north. My twin sister, Shauna, rode co-pilot in a Cessna 206 atop floats. Moose meandered wetlands and swans dotted water bodies below. In every direction, rivers transected the landscape while glaciers and notorious summits bobbed about in the…

  • Conservation

    Nissan reworks TV ad showing trucks in streams

    Move comes after outreach from TU CEO and volunteers Over the past few years, you have likely heard me, TROUT magazine editor Kirk Deeter, and others rant against the absolutely boneheaded TV ads showing trucks and SUVs barreling up the middle of streams. During the baseball playoffs last month, there was one running from Nissan.…