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  • From the field

    The missing link for the Metolius

    TU, Forest Service, volunteers, youth crews team up to restore Link Creek, an important tributary to Oregon’s Metolius River Few Western rivers offer better fishing than the Metolius in Central Oregon. This famous trout fishery is well known for its native bull and redband trout. But like many stream systems, it suffers from degraded and…

  • Climate Change Conservation

    Funding the public lands in your backyard

    National Wildlife Refuges are overlooked (and underfunded) gems of America's public lands system. We're working to change that. The U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System offers some of our country’s most accessible recreation, including fishing. While this system of federal public lands received a slight increase in funding this year and the President's budget requests an…

  • Restoration

    In Oregon, we’re building a ‘Salmon SuperHwy’

    How federal infrastructure dollars are clearing the way for anadromous fish Across the Pacific Northwest, undercut or collapsing culverts are among the biggest problems for salmon and steelhead. To address this problem at the watershed scale in Oregon’s Tillamook and Nestucca River systems, TU led the creation of the Salmon SuperHwy program, a partnership-driven effort…

  • Advocacy

    Why the federal budget matters for trout and salmon

    If you're looking for ways to lose your friends’ attention, try mentioning the federal budget.   But the legislation that funds our nation's sprawling government apparatus is vitally important for the lands and waterways that support the country’s water quality, fisheries, public lands, and much more.   On Tuesday, the President signed this year's massive $1.5 trillion…

  • Conservation

    Volunteers go big on the Hooch

    Many Trout Unlimited chapters have used Embrace-A-Stream grants as seed money for projects. A group of TU volunteers in the Southeast took that approach to a different level with an effort to benefit the famed Chattahoochee tailwater near Atlanta, turning a $7,500 Embrace-A-Stream grant into a quarter-million-dollar project and energized the local conservation community. The…

  • steelhead

    A lost steelhead history

    Thanks to a new study, we now have a better sense of how many steelhead once returned to fabled OP rivers.

    Study of past data shows declines are steep; more closures in Washington and elsewhere may become the norm. Last week, steelheaders in Washington State were dealt another tough blow with the early closure of the coastal winter steelhead season. Anglers in this region were already fishing under a second season of emergency regulations, implemented in…