• Restoration

    Escaping Upstream

    Both anglers and trout find less stress upstream

    Both anglers and trout find less stress upstream Upon crossing the Mackinac Bridge into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I exhaled and slowed a bit. The speed limit drops from the Lower Peninsula, but so does the pace of life as the highway crosses through friendly small towns and across seemingly countless trout rivers and…

  • Restoration

    New York’s “Barrier Busters” on a roll

    On a recent early fall day, Tracy Brown and Jesse Vadala connected to reflect on what had been an extremely busy several months for them and the rest of TU’s Northeast Coldwater Habitat Program. “It can be a bit of a slog,” Brown said of TU’s field season, which generally wraps up in October for…

  • Restoration

    Fishing in the Farm Bill

    When you think of Farm Bill conservation, what comes to mind? Maybe fields full of pheasants or ringed by deer stands. Prairie potholes for waterfowl. What about fish – perhaps a little farm pond full of bluegills and bass? Farm Bill conservation programs actually fund a significant amount of coldwater conservation across the country, and…

  • Restoration

    North Coast Coho Project wins NOAA Partners Award

    Another award highlights TU’s good work on coho populations and steelhead benefit too.

    A large culvert before being installed

    "Partners in the Spotlight” award recognizes TU’s leadership in building partnerships to restore priority habitats and advance Coho recovery in California. Trout Unlimited's North Coast Coho Project has earned a number of accolades for its partnership-driven habitat restoration work over the past 5 years. Recently, this ground-breaking program garnered another: national recognition by the National…

  • Barriers Conservation Featured

    Spawning salmon approve of Michigan fish passage improvement project

    While I knew increasing the size of a road crossing is always better for lowering flood flows, it is also incredibly beneficial to not just fish but also terrestrial species that use river corridors to migrate

    By Chad Kotke  I am a fairly new employee to Trout Unlimited but my heart has been with TU since my childhood.   My father wrote articles for the original Trout Magazine and he even still sports his original TU coffee mug, which he received as payment.   My most recent job prior to coming to TU…