• Trout Talk

    Winter blues, cabin fever and Appalachian envy

    April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. —T.S. Elliot It’s still cold and gray here in the steppe country of eastern Idaho. Snow still covers the yard. Snow is still in the immediate forecast. Winter’s not done yet. Not even…

  • Voices from the river

    Is it spring yet?

    It’s cold here along the northern fringes of the Snake River Plain — snow blankets the ground, and the wind has a sinister bite, even though it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. As I’ve gotten older, this is the time of year I like the least — it’s cold, but it’s going to get colder. There’s…

  • Fishing

    Keeping brook trout secrets in Appalachia

    A brook trout under water.

    Editor's note: In 2016, Danielle Arceneaux quit her job in Brooklyn and moved full-time to Asheville, N.C., in part to pursue fly fishing. This is the second installment in a series of blog posts that will describe Danielle’s experience on the water in Asheville. You can read the first installment here. By Danielle Arceneaux I…

  • Conservation

    NFWF grants to bolster TU’s brook trout work in Appalachia

    Brook trout will get a boost from newly funded projects in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Trout Unlimited was among several organizations to earn grant awards from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the organization’s Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program.  A $140,000 grant will be used toward a restoration and monitoring project in the Cross…