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Check out this great story about the Bozeman, MT based Warriors and Quiet Waters (WQW) therapeutic fly fishing program for post 9/11, combat injured Veterans.  TU VSP Partner Warriors and Quiet Waters  I helped organize the trip featured in this piece by CNN and served as one of the guide/ [ READ MORE... ]
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(Fire on the mountain: an all too familiar scene in the West) —By Chris Wood California is in the midst of its most deadly and damaging fire. Forty-two people have died, 6,700 homes burned, and more than 250,000 people evacuated. In response, President Trump tweeted:  “There is no reason for these [ READ MORE... ]
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Today is Veterans day, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I.  Today, our nation thanks our Veterans for their service to our country.  Trout Unlimited (TU) and TU’s Veterans Service Partnership (TU VSP) wish to thank our Veterans for their service to our country [ READ MORE... ]
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Wild Alaska at dusk. By Chris Wood Last Tuesday was Election Day.  The Democrats took over in the House of Representatives. The Republicans solidified their hold on the Senate. Buried in the shuffle was the outcome of two separate ballot initiatives. First, in Montana, Trout Unlimited worked [ READ MORE... ]
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Congratulations to Donegal TU Veterans Service Partnership program, VSP Coordinator Bill Nolan, and all the Donegal TU volunteers for putting together this great event with Rivers of Recovery.  This is a great example of how the "P" word (partnership) in the VSP is supposed to work!  Job well done [ READ MORE... ]
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A good bank to fall down to land a fish. By Chris Wood  I woke this morning dreaming that I was on point on a two-on-one fast break. I measure the distance from my ground blind to a target through various pass patterns. “That’s a down-and-out; that’s a post;” and so on. I still consider myself a [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood   Are we a conservation organization or a fishing club? That was the question for the Trout Unlimited Deerfield watershed chapter in northwestern Massachusetts when they formed almost ten years ago.   Kevin Parsons tells the story:   “A buddy approached me and said, ‘Let’s create a [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Montana wisely chose to stop stocking trout in 1974. Alaska’s sheer size and quality habitat make it the most desired destination-fishery for very large native rainbow trout and salmon and steelhead. Passing separate ballot initiatives in each state will ensure that both states remain [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Some bad ideas rise above others: New Coke, Diet Water, the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees. One of the worst ideas of all time? The proposal to build a mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.  Scientists during the during the Obama Administration said the mine was too [ READ MORE... ]
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Serving our nation’s military family by engaging veterans, veterans with disabilities, their spouses and their families in the TU community and in support of TU’s coldwater conservation mission is the backbone of TU’s Veterans Service Partnership. To accomplish this, the “partnership” in the VSP is [ READ MORE... ]
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