abandoned mines

  • From the President

    A ‘grand bargain’ on mining

    Meeting America’s clean energy needs & reforming outdated mining laws American Fork Creek, located about halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah, harbors populations of a rare native trout called the Bonneville cutthroat. Twenty years ago, I stood on its banks looking out over the dirt bike paths and all-terrain vehicle trails crisscrossing mining…

  • Restoration

    Revitalizing PA Trout Fisheries

    The Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania are home to some of the most scenic wild trout fisheries in the eastern United States. Each spring, anglers descend upon renowned streams to enjoy beautiful surroundings, bountiful mayfly hatches and plentiful trout. Some of these rivers occupy prominent places in the annals of American fly fishing; others are nascent…

  • Advocacy

    On Capitol Hill, TU Offers Pragmatic Solutions on Mining Reform

    Good Samaritan Bill Receives Praise in Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Mining Reform On Capitol Hill yesterday, Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood testified in the Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about two pieces of mining legislation: the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023, introduced by subcommittee chair…

  • Advocacy

    Fishing for Answers to the Critical Minerals Conundrum

    TU continues to focus on mining issues, policy changes and water quality impacts so you can focus on fishing.

    A clean energy future and healthy watersheds depend on policy solutions for responsible mining. And we’re on it.    Let’s be honest, when you’re out on a river fishing, mining is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. And that’s understandable; it’s hard to focus on one of the biggest challenges of our time while…