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West Virginia

  • From the field

    A vision of trophy wild brook trout in WV

    Thanks to federal investments, TU’s Dustin Wichterman has audacious goals for his home state Dustin Wichterman has always been connected to the wilds of West Virginia. He spent his youth traipsing through the Mountain State’s woods and waters. Fishing. Hunting. Foraging ramps and wild mushrooms. Being a mountain kid.  TU’s Dustin Wichterman has been fishing…

  • Restoration Conservation

    Long road trip a journey through TU wins

    “You’re driving?”  The question came with an unmistakable tone of incredulity.  I had just told a friend that I would be driving from my home in Virginia to a conference in northern Vermont. Their surprise was understandable. The shortest route from my home in Roanoke to Jay Peak Resort is 824 miles.   There was a method to…

  • From the President

    Native and wild

    A few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was catching wild trout in western North Carolina with a guide who had rejoined TU because the local chapter decided to stop helping the state to stock hatchery fish, and instead chose to focus exclusively on creating the flow and habitat conditions necessary to support wild and…

  • Voices from the river Fishing

    Beavers in heaven

    By Bradley Thornton Riffee We crept up a beaver creek on a cool fall day filled with nothing but sunshine. The colorful leaves in all their glory brightened our world as we set out to find our native brook trout friends patrolling their mud-packed ponds. Dragonflies of October danced across an eastern breeze as we…

  • Conservation

    NFWF grants to bolster TU’s brook trout work in Appalachia

    Brook trout will get a boost from newly funded projects in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Trout Unlimited was among several organizations to earn grant awards from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the organization’s Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program.  A $140,000 grant will be used toward a restoration and monitoring project in the Cross…

  • Science Community Conservation

    Citizen scientists blitz pipeline route

    By Jake Lemon West Virginia and Virginia are currently experiencing a major buildout of pipeline infrastructure. Pipelines are being constructed across hundreds of miles of rugged and highly erodible terrain, crossing hundreds of rivers and streams in the process.  These large-scale construction projects have the potential to degrade aquatic ecosystems and drinking water supplies.   This…