• Restoration

    A Busy Summer on the Salmon SuperHwy

    In 2014, TU and our partners with the Salmon SuperHwy came together with the shared vision of reconnecting over 180 miles of historic spawning and rearing habitat for salmon, steelhead and other native species on the rivers of Oregon’s North Coast. Some of these rivers include the Tillamook, Trask, Kilchis, Wilson, Miami, Nestucca, Little Nestucca,…

  • Barriers

    What do dirt and gravel roads have to do with trout?

    Penn State's Bloser makes the connection for anglers In populated trout country, streams and roads are in frequent contact with one another. How those roads — including bridges — function is critically important to the health of those streams and the browns, brookies and rainbows that live in them. In Pennsylvania, the Center for Dirt and…

  • Conservation Barriers From the field

    Barriers limit cutthroat trout migration

    We are broadly familiar with the plight of the salmon, hatching in freshwater, moving downstream as smolts and, entering the ocean. Their magnificent return to the rivers during spawning migrations, hundreds of miles up the Columbia and Salmon rivers, illustrates fish movements at a grand scale. Few people know the same phenomenon occurs with inland native trout such as the cutthroat

    Few people know rivers more intimately than anglers. Every bend, pool and overhanging trees of our favorite river stretches are stored in the recesses of our brains. Particularly those where big fish are known to hide.  From year to year, the pools we fish are usually static and don’t change dramatically. We walk up to our favorite stream and, by all appearances, the water looks…