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riparian restoration

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • Conservation

    TU restores important ‘pocket’ wetlands in Michigan

    Trout Unlimited recently wrapped up a multi-year project to create and restore critical wetlands in the Rogue River watershed in southern Michigan.  This fall, two more “pocket” wetlands were restored, making a total of four wetland restoration projects over the past three years. Pocket wetlands are small areas that boast large benefits for water quality in this case because of their priority location adjacent to coldwater trout streams.  …

  • Community

    Trout Unlimited activates ‘tree army’ in Michigan

    By Jamie Vaughan With planting bags slung over their shoulders, gloves and a specialized tree planting tool called a "hoedad" in hand, the Rogue River Tree Army descended toward the river. In just three weeks, 16,000 newly planted trees took root in their new home, providing immediate benefits to the Rogue River watershed that will only increase with time.  This large-scale tree planting initiative was conceived by Trout Unlimited in 2017 and came to fruition this spring thanks…

  • Conservation

    Trout and Trees: restoring Michigan’s streambanks

    By Matthias Bonzo Last year TU began to implement a project we’re calling “Trout and Trees.” Funded by a grant from the USDA State and Private Forestry – Landscape Scale Restoration Initiative, the project seeks to improve near stream (riparian) habitats coupled with instream habitat work to provide as complete restoration to a degraded site…