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  • Conservation

    Meet the 2021 Save Bristol Bay guide ambassadors

    At the beginning of 2020, Trout Unlimited in Alaska launched the Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassador Program to connect hunting, fishing and bear-viewing guides who work and live in the region with resources to help fight the proposed Pebble Mine in a critical, decision-making year.   Meet the 2021 Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassadors. Click their profiles to plan your trip to Bristol Bay…

  • Advocacy

    How do we bring back salmon and steelhead on the Lower Snake?

    So it turns out Rep. Mike Simpson isn’t messing around.   In February the Idaho Congressman announced intentions to finally tackle the decades-old problem of declining salmon and steelhead populations in the Lower Snake River. Scientific consensus points to the four Lower Snake Dams as the prime culprits.  In a video to the public, Simpson announced his intention to restore wild salmon…

  • Advocacy

    Alaskans: Be a voice for reserving water in rivers for fish

    In a world where salmon and steelhead continue to dwindle and disappear, Governor Dunleavy has proposed changes to Alaska’s water management regulations that head us in the exact wrong direction.  Alaskan anglers and business owners are witnessing and adapting to numerous stressors on our wild fisheries, including King salmon decline, unpredictable salmon returns, invasive species, water temperature increases, and more.  All of these are outside our control.    Fortunately, ensuring that water…

  • From the field

    What makes sense when it comes to energy on public lands?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQww9-gjef0&t=1s Click here to ask your Member of Congress to act today! We’ve seen plenty of attempts to pit conservation against energy development in recent weeks, but the reality of what is best both for community and conservation probably lies somewhere in that murky grey area that can never quite be captured in a headline.  At issue is the…

  • Delaware River Basin Commission bans fracking in watershed

    As infrastructure to support natural gas extraction expanded across the Appalachians over the past decade, the Delaware River Basin remained untouched as the group responsible for the coordinated management of the watershed considered the practice.  Now, after years of uncertainty, a vote by the Delaware River Basin Commission has formalized a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing — often called “fracking” — in the basin.  In a special business meeting on Feb. 25, 2021, commissioners…

  • From the field

    Grand Valley State students shoot ‘Tree Army’ film

    Last fall, Grand Valley State University students from the ‘Producing for Clients’ class worked with Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan to produce a video covering the exciting new initiative called the Rogue River Tree Army. Students filmed footage and interviews over multiple field days as the Tree Army, made up of staff and volunteers, planted thousands of…