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Volunteers planting willows on the Fraser earlier this year.  The fish are returning to Fraser Flats. It took years of vision and persistence, but Trout Unlimited’s long-game strategy of collaboration on the Upper Colorado River is paying big dividends for anglers and local communities that depend [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood When it comes to the recovery of imperiled salmon and steelhead, Idaho leads the way. The Idaho Statesman was the first daily newspaper to call for the removal of the four lower Snake River dams in 1997. The late Governor, Cecil Andrus was one of the most articulate voices for [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt   I first fished the upper Gibbon River some 20 years ago. In its quiet, high reaches above Virginia Cascades, it is perhaps the prettiest stretch of meadow stream in all of Yellowstone. It snakes, cold and deep, through a picturesque mountain valley below a couple of high-country [ READ MORE... ]
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Wyoming rancher Jackson Ramsay leaning against headgate improved with help from Trout Unlimited. (Photo credit: Jim Paussa/Aspen Journalism) by Randy Scholfield Conventional wisdom held that there would always be deep-seated hostility and endless conflict between agriculture producers and [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of The Advocate With the "Cajun Navy" recalled from the lakes and bayous of the South to help rescue stranded victims of the relentless rains brought about by Hurricane Harvey, the good folks at Orvis are out to turn the fly fishing community into the "Texas Marine Corps." The [ READ MORE... ]
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Two of my favorite things in this world are beer and fishing. And you can’t have either without clean water. At Upslope Brewery, we oppose any changes to the Clean Water Rule that would weaken the protections it established for critically important waterways like small streams and wetlands. Our [ READ MORE... ]
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Technology in fishing has grown by leaps and bounds over the last half-century or so. Anglers now can take to the water in bass boats equipped with mapping-grade sonar fish finders, trolling motors and gear that, to our grandfathers, would be likely be described as "newfangled." Even fly fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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Here's a little good news for your weekend. A few days ago, a year to the day that tens of thousands of coldwater fish were killed in the Yellowstone River due to low flows, high water temperatures, and associated disease, TU signed an agreement with Kinross—a mining company out of Toronto—that [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield With grim news of changing climate—scientists say the impacts are visible everywhere now—and an administration with its head resolutely in the sand, things can look pretty discouraging for people who care about rivers. It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, What can one person [ READ MORE... ]
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A Willowemoc creek green drake. By Jerry Schoen We have seen a lot on the TU blog and elsewhere about how climate change is affecting fish and their cold-water habitats, but one under-appreciated concern is that climate change also disrupts the life cycles of aquatic insects. This, in turn, might [ READ MORE... ]
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