• Conservation

    Green Thumbs for Salmon and Steelhead

    TU volunteers remove invasive weeds at a restoration site in Washington’s Chehalis River Basin On a sunny Saturday morning in early June, a group of TU staff and volunteers gathered at Camp Creek, a tributary of Washington’s Chehalis River, to help TU’s Alex Gustafson remove Spotted Jewelweed from riparian habitat at the site of a…

  • From the field

    The missing link for the Metolius

    TU, Forest Service, volunteers, youth crews team up to restore Link Creek, an important tributary to Oregon’s Metolius River Few Western rivers offer better fishing than the Metolius in Central Oregon. This famous trout fishery is well known for its native bull and redband trout. But like many stream systems, it suffers from degraded and…

  • From the field Conservation

    Update from the Madison River: Anglers rally to save trout

    In the early hours of November 30th Hebgen Dam (the source of the Upper Madison) had malfunctioned, resulting a 70% drop in flows.

    Long-term effects of dam failure still TBD When my colleague Bill Pfeiffer and I pulled into Ennis, we were met with some familiar sights. The grocery store parking lot was overflowing with people grabbing a couple of sandwiches to take with them to the river. As we drove upriver 287 nearly every pullout, boat ramp,…

  • Community From the President

    Finding community on Independence Day

    On this Independence Day, we honor those who have made a commitment to their communities, and the nation, the centerpiece of their lives

    “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan I firmly believe that the obligations of community do not contradict independence. What I have seen, in fact, is that when strong, independent men and women dedicate themselves to service, communities emerge.  On this Independence…

  • Community Featured

    The blue and gold love browns and rainbows

    The Trout Unlimited Service Partnership recently hosted Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy Fishing and Conservation Club for a day of fly fishing at Maryland's Big Hunting Creek. Supported by volunteers from TU's Potomac-Patuxent, Northern Virginia, and National Capital chapters, equipment from TU Business Partner District Angling, and one heck of a barbecue lunch courtesy…

  • Community

    National Volunteer Week kicks off Sunday

    Celebrate change-makers in communities across the country all week Every year, 62 million Americans volunteer their time and talents to causes important to them, impacting communities across the country. Their efforts are palpable and necessary. National Volunteer Week gives us a great opportunity to pause and celebrate the impact of volunteers and the power change-makers…