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  • From the President

    The State of TU

    Chris Wood presents the State of TU at CX3 2022 in Portland, Maine.

    https://vimeo.com/734544093 During the Trout Unlimited CX3 conference in Portland, Maine, this month, President and CEO Chris Wood, spoke about the urgent work ahead to make our waters cleaner, our fisheries healthier, and our communities more connected. “We live in a world today where our relationship with nature is broken,” he said. “We live in a…

  • From the President

    The Best of TU

    This year, two conservation stalwarts took home the award recognizing volunteer leadership One of the highlights of the year for me is presenting the Ray Mortensen award to our top volunteer leaders. Chris Wood presents the Mortensen to Jim Walker via Zoom during the annual State of TU address. “The Mortensen” honors a man from…

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    The magic of water

    An angler no longer asks himself, ‘Why do we fish?’

    An angler no longer asks himself, ‘Why do we fish?’ My grandfather was a fishing fool. He lived down the Jersey Shore and would fish for bluefish or whatever else was running whenever he could. The fishing gene didn’t really pass to Dad. He was too busy playing hoops to ever really get into angling. …

  • From the President

    The next half-century of hydropower

    How hydropower relicensing clears a path for migratory trout and salmon Trout Unlimited cares about hydropower because trout and salmon are migratory fish and the fact is, dams are tough on migratory fish. In the case of the Columbia and Snake River dams, for example, the downstream delayed mortality for juvenile smolt at each of…