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Restoration

  • Restoration

    Snorkeling in frigid water, jumping jacks and a successful restoration project

    By Jacob Fetterman  Fish data, specifically trout population data, is integral to Trout Unlimited's work.   Earlier this summer, I was brainstorming how we could ensure we are properly monitoring trout numbers in relation to the Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative.  The Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative is a concentrated effort to protect, reconnect and restore the Battenkill watershed. It brings TU’s national mission to a…

  • Conservation

    Enduring with ‘grace under pressure’ in Rio Grande cutthroat trout country

    It looked like the brookies were almost certain to extirpate native cutts and that work to improve Jim Creek was a lost cause

    by Kevin Terry Growing up in rural northern New Mexico gave me the opportunity to interact with Rio Grande cutthroat trout in their beautiful and rugged native habitat.   I also loved engaging with so many different people with different cultural backgrounds. I was blessed with great mentors with a diversity of perspectives. Some were teachers, some family and friends, others just people in my community with whom I…

  • From the field

    Faces of Restoration: Meyers Earthworks and its stake in restoring California’s chinook salmon

    Meyers Earthwork crew constructing a roughened rock ramp to restore passage at the Deer Creek Irrigation District Dam, summer 2019.Photo by Amiana McEwen, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants. Editor's note: TU works with some extremely talented characters while developing and completing projects in the field that help make fishing better. We are excited to bring you a series highlighting these contractors. We hire equipment…

  • Restoration

    Newsletter highlights productive 2020 for Driftless team

    For the past two years, the DARE team has been providing free pollinator seed to enhance Driftless Area streams. The seed mix is not intended to replace the planned seeding mixture, but to supplement pollinator plants into the mixture.

    The COVID pandemic presented a variety of challenges for the Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort team, but solid progress on Driftless stream restoration projects moved forward in 2020 and the team has aggressive plans in place for 2021.   One of the key elements of the TUDARE founding platform is collaboration. The success of TUDARE over…

  • Restoration

    TU Driftless team makes progress in Iowa in 2020

    Despite challenges posed by the pandemic 2020 was a busy year for Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort in Iowa. TU and its partners collaborated on a number of habitat restoration projects in the state. Here's a rundown of the projects. North Bear Creek - In January 2020, the Iowa DNR acquired from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation 115…

  • Restoration

    2020 busy for restoration in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

    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. Bohemian Coulee – Wisconsin DNR executed a large project restoring 5,240 feet of trout…