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Michigan

  • From the field

    Grand Valley State students shoot ‘Tree Army’ film

    Last fall, Grand Valley State University students from the ‘Producing for Clients’ class worked with Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan to produce a video covering the exciting new initiative called the Rogue River Tree Army. Students filmed footage and interviews over multiple field days as the Tree Army, made up of staff and volunteers, planted thousands of…

  • Conservation

    Newsletter features 2020 highlights for Great Lakes team

    We all know that 2020 was far from a normal year. Despite the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Trout Unlimited’s Great Lakes team soldiered on. The team, which continues to grow, was able to accomplish many key projects in the field as well as to continue advocacy efforts. Below are a few of the highlights from 2020, as well as a look ahead…

  • Community

    Trout Unlimited expands Tree Army to more Michigan watersheds

    Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Tree Army planted 17,067 trees along rivers and streams throughout the Rogue River watershed over the last two years. Its "soldiers" are just getting started. The Tree Army, which is funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the U.S. Forest Service, is made up of TU staff, seasonal work crews and volunteers. This year, the Rogue River Tree Army…

  • Responsible Recreation

    TU and Forest Service team up for Michigan intern program

    In 2020 Trout Unlimited, in partnership with the Huron-Manistee National Forest, ran a program that employed interns on three Wild and Scenic Rivers.  The interns represented both Trout Unlimited and the Forest Service, informing river users of the regulations, providing information on coldwater resources as well as Wild and Scenic designations and Leave No Trace principles.  Interns were stationed at river landings to check permits (where required) and educate…

  • Community

    Trout Unlimited receives EPA grant to expand STREAM Girls

    By Jamie Vaughan Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan are excited to announce the expansion of the STREAM Girls program throughout the state thanks to a recently awarded grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Program.  The goal of expanding Trout Unlimited’s STREAM Girls Program is to educate more than 275 girls, 35 partners and volunteers, and 1,000 community members…

  • Barriers

    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…