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  • From the President

    Big protection for small streams

    Happily, this week, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Márquez found Trout Unlimited’s arguments compelling and declared that the 2020 rule was illegal and “would cause serious environmental harm.”

    The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps made a curious admission in 2020. They announced they were removing the protections of the Clean Water Act for ephemeral streams, which only flow in response to rainfall. They then said they were unable to determine the potential effects of this dramatic change. The chief of…

  • From the President

    Paying it forward in New Mexico

    I want to share a quintessential Trout Unlimited story...

    I want to share a quintessential Trout Unlimited story. Last week, I was virtually testifying before a subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee on a mundanely named, but important, bill called the Legacy Roads and Trails Act. As usual, the government affairs team had me well prepared to advocate for a bill that would…

  • Snake River dams

    Guaranteed: they will come back

    Pacific salmon and steelhead connect the Pacific Ocean to the Sawtooth mountains and persist at 1-2 percent of their historic numbers. Their decline precisely parallels the construction of the four lower Snake River dams

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    Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final installment in a series of articles showing that removing four dams on the lower Snake River is the last, best hope for wild Snake River salmon and steelhead. Wild Snake River salmon and steelhead are on the brink of extinction, but we can bring these incredible fish…

  • Fly tying

    The Clark Fork Crayfish

    With summer's unusually high temperatures impacting trout water across the West, consider chasing smallmouth and largemouth bass that are much more suited to warming waters than trout. Both predatory fish love to eat crayfish, and here's a great pattern that will move big bass from cover. Check it out. https://youtu.be/CKWmCvlvfzQ

  • Community

    Finding community on Independence Day

    On this Independence Day, we honor those who have made a commitment to their communities, and the nation, the centerpiece of their lives

    “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan I firmly believe that the obligations of community do not contradict independence. What I have seen, in fact, is that when strong, independent men and women dedicate themselves to service, communities emerge.  On this Independence…

  • Cooking from the Water's Edge

    Want to eat more fish?

    Check out Hank Shaw's newest book to learn how to take your trout from the stream to the table. Hank Shaw has made a name for himself as a hunter, angler, forager, and above all a chef and lover of good, honest food. As one of the trailblazers in the increasingly popular wild-game based cuisine genre, Shaw has…