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The Dollar Ridge Fire in Utah raged over Strawberry Creek, a deisgnated Blue Ribbon Fishery. It will take time for the fish to return, but it will happen. Trout Unlimited will help the state with restoration efforts at the chapter, council and national level. Photo courtesy of the Duchesne County [ READ MORE... ]
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The author fishing during Virginia’s vibrant Fall. by Jeffrey Constantz   My mom taught me the old adage: Don’t discuss money, religion, or politics in polite company. Now, as a full-grown, all-knowing, 21-year-old millennial, I have a different, more nuanced opinion. To quote The Who’s 1965 hit [ READ MORE... ]
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The tale of two Chrises: Chris Wood, above, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited; and Chris Santella, decorated outdoor writer. Both are alums of Vermont's Middlebury College. By Kirk Deeter There’s always a backstory. Someday, I’m going to write a book, called “Backstory” or “Deep Into the Backing [ READ MORE... ]
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Caption: Lynn Finley alongside the Encampment By Chris Wood I met Lynn Finley last week when Beth and Bruce White hosted a fundraiser for Trout Unlimited’s North Platte restoration work. Lynn is a small, fire-cracker of a woman who runs a lodge in Riverside, Wyo. We were sitting in her kitchen [ READ MORE... ]
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When people think of Alaska, they often think of large commercial fishing boats raking in their piece of the fortune that salmon bring to the waters off the coast of Alaska. Commercial fishing has shaped Alaska's economy and culture, and it has provided job opportunities in places where they might [ READ MORE... ]
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By Don Duff An effort to protect fragile aquatic wetland ecosystems and the wildlife that uses them has been under way in northeast Nevada for 15 years. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is proposing a 300-mile pipeline, 7-feet in diameter, to move pumped groundwater from the Snake Valley near [ READ MORE... ]
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Dunoir – from the French “du noir," literally “of black.” The footprints of the French trappers faded long ago from the upper Wind River country in Wyoming. But the place names live on in the black timbered ridges of the Great Divide. You cross the Wind River above Dubois at the mouth of the Dunoir [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood “I-185 and I-186 have qualified for the ballot.” With that inauspicious tweet, Montana’s Secretary of State Corey Stapleton confirmed two state-wide ballot initiatives this November in Montana. One is of huge import to people who care about clean water, trout, and trout fishing in [ READ MORE... ]
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Photos courtesy Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy. Teaching young adults about the significance of salmon conservation is one of the best methods to ensure our fishy friends’ existence in the future. Corporations and non-profit organizations in Alaska have teamed up to make sure that this [ READ MORE... ]
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Wild Basin. by Randy Scholfield Forecast: Hot and dry. Random outbreaks of wildfires. Until further notice. Yes, the heat is on. Of course, there have been the occasional infusions of mountain-cooled thunderstorms of late here on Colorado’s Front Range, sweeping in and dumping rain and clattering [ READ MORE... ]
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