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  • Climate Change

    The time for action on climate change is now

    As keen observers of nature and careful students of science, anglers know well that the science of climate change is becoming clearer and more indisputable with each passing year.   As high temperature records continue to fall week after week, month after month and year after year, now is the time for TU’s members and supporters to act.  That's why it's critical to…

  • Conservation

    House passes Moving Forward Act

    Bill will put people back to work and help America's trout and salmon in the process The “Moving Forward Act,” H.R. 2, passed the U.S. House today with a vote of 233 to 188. “Clean water and healthy waterways are critical elements of the Nation’s infrastructure system,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited.…

  • Conservation

    What a week: Three things you can do for conservation

    This week has been a whirlwind for conservation. Wednesday held big news about a bill to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and anglers continue to weigh in under ticking comment deadlines for NEPA and the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act. We've got what you need to get up to…

  • Conservation

    Clean Water Rule Update: January 2020

    Final rule announced; what it says and what comes next. Final Rule Announced.  On January 23rd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a final “Waters of the U.S. Rule.”  This rule replaces a 2015 Rule, which clarified the extent of jurisdictions for clean water act protections.  This new…

  • Government Affairs

    House Natural Resources Committee advances fish habitat bill

    What Happened? On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act (H.R. 1747). The bipartisan and widely-supported bill, if enacted, will codify and formally recognize the existing National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). NFHP was created in 2006 by state fisheries agencies and other stakeholders to improve…

  • Conservation

    Congress seeks reauthorization, funding for GLRI

    By Taylor Ridderbusch On Friday, both the House and Senate introduced bills to reauthorize and increase funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).  The identical bills would reauthorize the program for five more years and incrementally increase the funding level from $300 million to $475 million, which was the original funding level for the…