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  • 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…

  • From the field

    Against all odds, these native trout survive

    In the Rio San Antonio, TU is working to restore a vital and vulnerable watershed. A river in northern New Mexico that harbors three native fish species — Rio Grande chub, Rio Grande sucker, and Rio Grande cutthroat trout — is named for the largest free-standing mountain in the country. The spectacular landscape notwithstanding, it’s…

  • Conservation

    Is your food killing your fishing?

    Neonicotinoids are infiltrating rivers and streams. Are they threatening the aquatic food chain?

    Is your food killing your fishing? By Shauna Stephenson On a sunny day, when the clouds drifted lazily across the sky, two life-long anglers gathered around a barbeque, cracked a couple of beers and caught up on the world as they knew it.  How’s work?Good.The family?Good.How’s the fishing been?So-so. They reflected for a moment about…

  • Dam Removal

    A watershed moment for the Klamath

    Public comment encouraged, critically low salmon and steelhead runs can’t wait On February 25, the long campaign by TU and our Klamath Tribal and conservation partners to restore the Klamath River passed a major milestone when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on proposed decommissioning of the Lower…