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New York

  • TU Business

    Black Dog Outdoor Sports is a new TU Business member

    Welcome to America’s newest independently owned fly shop!  Trout Unlimited Business member Black Dog Outdoor Sports in Glenville, N.Y., held its official Grand Opening from March 24-27. Owned by Steve Borst and his son Colin — and ably backed by Steve’s son-in-law Scott Meyer — a much desired niche is now again filled in an area…

  • Delaware River Basin Commission bans fracking in watershed

    As infrastructure to support natural gas extraction expanded across the Appalachians over the past decade, the Delaware River Basin remained untouched as the group responsible for the coordinated management of the watershed considered the practice.  Now, after years of uncertainty, a vote by the Delaware River Basin Commission has formalized a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing — often called “fracking” — in the basin.  In a special business meeting on Feb. 25, 2021, commissioners…

  • Conservation

    Effort improves trout habitat in Delaware watershed

    Trout Unlimited staff and Ashokan-Pepacton chapter members assisted NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in completing the East Branch Delaware River Trout Habitat Improvement Project (HIP). The project underway since 2016, was designed to better understand potential challenges facing trout in the watershed and to help develop mitigation and management strategies to reduce potential water quality and movement impacts caused by the Lake Wawaka dam in Halcottsville, NY.  The project, spearheaded by concerned local…

  • Conservation

    Federal budget includes boost for Delaware basin

    Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Delaware River Basin will get a boost as a result of the federal 2021 budget.  The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. The sum is a modest increase from the $9.7 million budgeted last fiscal year.  The…

  • Conservation

    Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative hits the ground running

    By Jacob Fetterman  In the first official year of Trout Unlimited’s Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, we are thrilled to have completed two restoration projects and one reconnection project within the watershed.    The projects to enhance cold-water and spawning habitat took place on three tributaries — Camden Creek, Juniper Swamp Brook, and Coulter Brook — all supporting native brook trout.  …