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By Brendan Cook Grand prize winner of the TU Teen Essay Contest Over the past year or so, fly fishing has become a passion of mine. It’s a way for me to escape, relax, be one with nature and live in the moment. It has enabled me to make new friends and try new things. When I hook on to a fish, I [ READ MORE... ]
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Girl Scouts are learning how to be citizen scientists in Trout Unlimited’s STREAM Girls program. This feature on WQED in Pennsylvania called "STEM in Strange Places" follows a group of middle-school aged girls on their macroinvertebrate sampling adventures. Macroinvertebrate sampling is just one of [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood "Good riddance. Think of all of the money we are saving.” I looked at Max in exasperation. He is one of the most hard-core sportsmen I know. I have hunted for whitetail with him in driving rainstorms in West Virginia, and stalked catfish on the Potomac using hummus-impregnated [ READ MORE... ]
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Dave Sweet holds a rainbow trout caught in the fall on the Green River in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Brett Prettyman/Trout Unlimited By Sadie St. Clair The Green River between Fontelle Dam and Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Southwest Wyoming is a robust fishery that draws anglers from all [ READ MORE... ]
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TU's government and policy staff. By Chris Wood Several of the bright lights in the Trout Unlimited policy world came into the intergalactic headquarters last week. Their recent accomplishments are pretty amazing. Dave Kinney of New Jersey helped organize efforts to pass and then fund legislation [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON January 7 - 0 COMMENTS
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By Chris Wood Conservation is a long game, so it is especially important to celebrate successes. After decades of decline, 2018 may mark the year that we turned the corner on the recovery of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. The world's first national park had lost more than 95 [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood “He’s just an old dog.” Parker lit up, at least as much as a 17-year old pit-lab mix can. Larry, the neighborhood poet, and resident feral cat-feeder, was on his way to the back-alley to spread his cat food, and Parker stayed glued to the bag at Larry’s side. “We are all old dogs,” I [ READ MORE... ]
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Young students react while seeing the creatures that will inhabit the tank in their classroom as part of the Bioma Project. Courtesy photo. By The Bioma Project For many students, environmental education consists of a single field trip per year or a documentary in class. The Bioma Project, a [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON December 19 - 0 COMMENTS
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By Chris Wood Fred’s note was unexpected. He was one of the first TU volunteers I met 17 years ago when he was 78 years young. At the time, I wondered who is this cool cat with the white pony-tail and turquoise rings? His note read, “a few months ago our son, Jon, and his two university age sons [ READ MORE... ]
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Thanks to the leadership of elected officials in Oregon who understand the importance of wild places, and the value salmon and steelhead bring to our outdoor economy, there’s a decent chance that Oregon could end up with some new public lands protections in the next few days. As we posted last week [ READ MORE... ]
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