Endangered species act

  • Science

    TU Goes to Spain

    A group of around two dozen people stand on a shady sidewalk

    Stream Salmonids Symposium offers a venue to highlight TU’s science work and learn from scientists around the globe. On the banks of the Mediterranean Sea, some 75 salmonid scientists from around the world congregated at the Stream Salmonids Symposium VI in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The idea was to present their work to colleagues, share…

  • Dam Removal Snake River Snake River dams

    Salmon Recovery Must be Built on Ambitious, Achievable Goals Instead of Bare Minimums

    Man with a net pulls in a large salmon from a white water stream rushing through a narrow rock formation. The man's biceps are impressive.

    The communities and ecosystem of the Columbia River Basin need healthy and harvestable salmon and steelhead populations. Haley Ohms and Rob Masonis Efforts to recover salmon in the Columbia River Basin have been ongoing for more than three decades, since Snake River sockeye salmon were first protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1991.  …

  • Dam Removal Conservation

    Extraordinary measures

    Black and white photo of man with a rod looking at a river

    TU and partners sue Pacific Gas and Electric to restore California’s third largest river and its legendary salmon and steelhead fisheries. The Eel River, the beating heart of California’s Lost Coast, was historically one of the most productive rivers for salmon and steelhead in America. Today, however, the Eel’s anadromous fish populations are severely depressed…

  • TROUT Magazine

    In a Native Place

    On the Fort Apache reservation, preserving native trout and a tribe’s identity. In the Western Apache worldview, humans share the earth with birds, elk, fish, insects, plants.  Water, air, rocks—all are alive. All are part of the community of life here. The land is also full of stories. If you know the stories, say Apache…

  • Barriers

    Photos capture dramatic salmon rescue in Maine

    By Mark Taylor and Jeff Reardon  Stranded in an isolated pool below a dewatered dam, the large Atlantic salmon scooted back and forth, knocking its snout into rocks as it frantically looked for escape.  Salvation came in the form of a long-handled net. An employee with the Maine Department of Marine Resources scooped up the salmon, hustling the fish to…

  • Conservation TROUT Magazine

    Working to keep the Rio Grande cutthroat trout off the Endangered Species List

    Rio Grande cutthroat trout alive and well in Northern New Mexico Extensive efforts in southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico to restore habitat for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout (RGCT) have been underway since at least 2003. State agencies, tribes, federal agencies and Trout Unlimited have cooperated to bring this species back to more of its historic range, applying expert knowledge and…

  • Conservation Government Affairs Science

    New rules unveiled for Endangered Species

    Opportunity for improvement lost; higher risk of extinction gained. On August 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) -referred to here as “the Agencies” -  jointly announced three final rules which modify regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act…