Farm Bill

  • Restoration

    From the prairie to the stream

    Wedde Creek wood project a natural fit for Wisconsin landowner Many anglers have heard the common refrain “Wood is good; foam is home.” It is sound advice when fly fishing, helping one to think like a trout and increasing the odds of catching them. Resource managers think about this saying too, and TU staff recently…

  • 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…

  • Conservation Community Science

    Every Bit Counts

    Cowboys along a fence line with cows and mountains in the background

    On a controversial river in a drying landscape, ranchers look to science, technology and the law to send just a little more water downstream. Jesse Kruthaupt’s dad found the family’s future ranch stretching along a place called Tomichi Creek nestled in a valley on the Western Slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. It was the late…

  • Conservation

    Trout in the Suburbs

    Michigan habitat work transforms stream in southeast corner of the state into a trout haven for a big population center.

    Group of people wearing waders stands in a stream

    Paint Creek restoration highlights chapter partnership potential in metro Detroit.  “It’s hard to believe there’s a trout stream 10 feet from this road,” remarked Joe Bruce, conservation committee chair for the Vanguard Chapter of Trout Unlimited. “It’s pretty unique.”  We stood at a crosswalk waiting for heavy traffic crossing a bridge over Paint Creek in…

  • From the field

    A vision of trophy wild brook trout in WV

    Thanks to federal investments, TU’s Dustin Wichterman has audacious goals for his home state Dustin Wichterman has always been connected to the wilds of West Virginia. He spent his youth traipsing through the Mountain State’s woods and waters. Fishing. Hunting. Foraging ramps and wild mushrooms. Being a mountain kid.  TU’s Dustin Wichterman has been fishing…