in the field

  • Restoration

    A beautiful mess

    Loading streams with wood may make the fishing tougher, but it’s great for trout. “Why do they keep putting trees in our stream!?”  In the Northeast, where I work, this is a question we have been hearing a lot over the past couple of years, often with a sense of sadness or irritation in the…

  • Restoration From the field

    Be the beaver

    Finding new appreciation for sleeping outdoors, for water, and for the work TU is doing to restore streams Falling asleep under the stars next to a crinkling creek is the best way to end a day. I learned this quickly as I began two months of conservation work in Oregon with the Northwest Youth Corps…

  • Restoration From the field

    Hope in dry times

    How we’re making key Western streams more hospitable for trout and people in the hotter, drier present As the West grapples with extreme and unprecedented drought, Trout Unlimited’s restoration pros and partners are pushing forward with on-the-ground work to make waters and fisheries more resilient to changing conditions. In Idaho, we are decommissioning a hydropower…