Why Clean Water Matters: Whitney Milhoan

“I grew up near Glacier National Park, and worked for years as a river guide on the Flathead River system. Guiding on the pristine waters of the Upper Middle Fork gave me a deep appreciation of the importance of protecting our headwater streams and wetlands. Out West, it’s easy to take cold, clean water for granted…but we’ve had several close calls and we’re all well aware of how easily we can lose protection of these waters that are the lifeline of everything we hold dear. I stand firmly with Trout Unlimited’s statement, “Clean water is not a political issue. It is a responsibility.” In fact, it is OUR responsibility.”

— Whitney Milhoan

Casting for Recovery, Executive Director

By Shauna Stephenson. Shauna Stephenson has been a writer, photographer, communicator and conservationist for nearly two decades, the past decade being spent at Trout Unlimited, working on projects…