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blog BY chris_wood ON June 18 - 0 COMMENTS
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—By Chris Wood Jake Marshall, whose Dad helped to organize TroutFest, a huge TU event in Texas that raises a lot of money for youth education through the Tomorrow Fund, said he was there “to help conserve our waters.” Laurel Smith, a graduate of the amazing Rabun Chapter in Georgia, said she was [ READ MORE... ]
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Volunteers walk along railroad tracks in Provo Canyon, Utah, after participating in an organzied river cleanup by Brighton Anglers. Courtesy Brighton Anglers. By Brett Prettyman The sudden jolt backwards almost made me fall out of the boat. After my less-than-graceful fall into the dory seat I [ READ MORE... ]
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An otherwise routine trip to check on a conservation project turned into a grand adventure for TU staffer Nick Walrath and his daughter, Aven. Walrath family photo. By Nick Walrath As parents we sometimes overlook the fact what may seem a mundane routine to us could be the adventure of a lifetime [ READ MORE... ]
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Last week, Trout Unlimited posted a clip describing the proper way to de-bone a trout. Perhaps predictably, this was met by a few howls of outrage. “How can the organization that practically invented catch-and-release advocate eating a trout? Shame. Shame!” The fact is, however, that not all wild [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Some define conservation as overseeing loss. Loss of wetlands; loss of open space; loss of water quality; loss of species. Aldo Leopold harkened to this when he wrote in the Sand County Almanac that “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood I went to see Art Neumann a few months before he passed away. As I left, he punched me on the leg, and asked, “What are you going to do to keep up the fight for trout?” He died later that year after nearly 100 years of life and almost 75 years of advocacy on behalf of trout and salmon [ READ MORE... ]
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Volunteers from the Jackson Hole chapter of Trout Unlimited gathered to help plant willows along a restored section of Unnamed Creek on the Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch Tributary Restoration Project. Trout Unlimited photo.   By Leslie Steen   Once the good part of the pavement stops it still takes [ READ MORE... ]
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Tellico. It’s kind of a mysterious word. The Cherokee wrote it “Talikwa” and used it in the names of several of their towns in the Great Smoky Mountains. They say the actual meaning of the word was lost in their language. It’s possible that it’s origin isn’t Cherokee at all, but Muskogee. The [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the great things about working with the fly-fishing industry and conservation is the people you meet. You meet a lot of kind, authentic people who care deeply about fish and fishing. And you soon learn that there are people who will never let you down. These are the reliable supporters, the [ READ MORE... ]
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A Lahontan cutthroat landed at Pyramid Lake in western Nevada. Aaron Smith - @mrwerbs By Phaedra Budy Among the 14 subspecies of cutthroat trout found across Western North America two are now extinct, five are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the remainder are, or have [ READ MORE... ]
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