• Science

    Think Tank: Tracking trout

    These tools help our scientists track wild vs. hatchery raised fish, monitor interactions, identify fish barriers and understand seasonal migrations.

    It’s African American History month and Trout in the Classroom students are celebrating the black women and men in STEM fields that have contributed valuable research supporting our efforts to take care of the environment. One such hero is mathematician Dr. Gladys West. Dr. West who, in the 1970s and 80s, developed algorithms, incorporating gravitational, tidal and…

  • Conservation

    A two-minute New Year’s resolution for conservation

    In the official decision, the Army Corps of Engineers wrote that Pebble was “contrary to public interest.” That is a direct acknowledgment of what we have all said loudly and clearly for years, and especially in 2020

    While most are looking forward to 2021 with no intention of looking back on a twisted and challenging year, I know that for many of us in the Trout Unlimited family, there was one massive bright spot we're taking away from 2020. It was the year we stopped the proposed Pebble Mine.  The decision to deny the permit…

  • Conservation

    Federal omnibus funding bill includes money for issues critical to TU in the West

    On Monday, Congress passed the omnibus spending bill, which will fund the federal government until next year. The legislation also includes several significant western water bills critical to Trout Unlimited’s work in the West. TU thanks the House and Senate leadership for the passage of these important water bills and applauds the bipartisan work to advance tribal water rights,…

  • Science

    Unwrapping genetic gifts that tell meaningful stories of trout

    Lately I’ve been ruminating about why I love genetics, a wonky field of numbers and theory where a true understanding of results only happens long after the field season — in an office, on a computer at that. Every time I get new genetic results it’s like receiving a surprise gift. So many processes — all this history we can’t see — shape the genes of all organisms, including fish. The genetic patterns we uncover, then, tell us real and important things about the conservation needs of these fish. …