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  • Climate Change Conservation

    Funding the public lands in your backyard

    National Wildlife Refuges are overlooked (and underfunded) gems of America's public lands system. We're working to change that. The U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System offers some of our country’s most accessible recreation, including fishing. While this system of federal public lands received a slight increase in funding this year and the President's budget requests an…

  • Climate Change

    Cooling off coldwater streams

    Cooling off coldwater streams BY CHRISTINE PETERSON In an ever-warming West, hydrologists and anglers place hope in Mother Nature's refrigerator The creek running through Pam and Brian Robertson’s property wasn’t actually a creek. It was a ditch. A really, really deep ditch that funneled rushing runoff from the mountain to the Clearwater River each spring.…

  • Science From the field From the President

    Under the hood at TU

    From stream restoration to species recovery, science drives Trout Unlimited Three of the greatest days of my professional career spanned from a Friday afternoon to a Monday morning. On the Friday, Jack E. Williams, one of the pre-eminent aquatic scientists in the country and at the time the head of the fisheries program for the…

  • Trout Talk Featured

    Low light is trout-watching light

    The gnarled, dark brown bark of cottonwoods lining rivers throughout the west make the yellow leaves glow in the sinking sun. And that low sun has other advantages when it comes to fishing. As I approached the water, I saw the tell-tale signs of fish working the water column. Mostly it was dorsal fins cresting…

  • Boats Featured Fishing

    Video: tips for paddling a canoe on your own

    I can say the next time I get in a canoe solo I'll be much better prepared from these simple paddling tips they expertly explain here in this video.

    I will be the first to admit, canoes intimidate me. Especially paddling one solo. I'm a rower. I even row canoes if possible... The problem is canoes can go just about everywhere and are found on every type of water. They are a ubiquitous craft in the fishing and boating world. I can't tell you…